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What Causes Phantom Limb Pain?

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In my last blog post, I discussed phantom pain and the symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. In this post, I will discuss the theories about why this condition exists and

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What is Phantom Pain?

By Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD In this blog post, I will discuss the phenomenon of phantom pain and define for the reader how it manifests in patients, describing symptoms typically seen in those who have had limbs amputated. Phantom limb

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Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

Please note**** We do not treat chronic pelvic pain at OSC.   This article is for informational purposes only.     Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below the bellybutton and between the hips

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Ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®) for Pain Relief – Part I

In this three-part-article series, I’ll discuss a pain-relieving workhorse, ibuprofen, which is classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID.  It works by reducing the amount of pain and inflammation-causing hormones circulating in the bloodstream, commonly known as a COX

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What is Serotonin? Part I

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD You may have heard or read about serotonin and its role in the regulation of depression and mood in the human brain. However, this miracle neurotransmitter and hormone plays an important role in quite a few brain

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