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Interventional Pain Management

The Interventional Pain Management team at Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) are devoted to the identification and treatment of chronic pain disorders. They interpret the patient’s pain in the context of their clinical history, physical examination and diagnostic imaging.  We now offer Pain & Behavioral Psychology services for our patients, as an adjunct therapy for treating the depression, anxiety, catastrophizing and other cognitive disorders which often accompany and exacerbate chronic pain conditions.  In doing so, OSC has created the most comprehensive, holistic program for treating chronic pain in the area.

Interventional Pain Management Treatment Options

Pain management is an important part of a patient’s treatment and recovery from orthopaedic and neurological disorders or injuries. Pain can cause sleeplessness, depression and limitations on the ability to move — all of which can slow down recovery. It is important to manage pain before it becomes too intense or chronic.

We use various minimally-invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of painful conditions. These interventional treatments have been safely performed for many years. Occasionally, medications are necessary for the initial treatment of pain, but we try to avoid the use of narcotic pain medicine if possible. Physical therapy is often a very important aspect of treatment for the purpose of reducing pain, restoring function, and educating patients on how to avoid recurrence of their problems.

In the beginning of treatment, pain is usually treated with conservative measures, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  If these don’t work, we will then try stronger approaches. As pain management physicians, we are ideally suited to help patients with chronic pain problems. Our pain management center offers a full range of diagnostic testing, as well as many treatment plans that are non-surgical in nature. These include spinal injections such as epidural and facet joint injection as well as spinal cord stimulators and radiofrequency ablation.  We also offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation training, Coping Skills training and Family Education through our Medical Psychologist.

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-ray to see real-time images of the skeletal system. The use of fluoroscopy helps guide the physician to precisely inject medications into the area causing the patient’s pain. There are a variety of treatments that we use to treat a wide range of diagnoses. Fluoroscopy affords us a more effective method of treatment for chronic pain, because of the precision and enhanced safety it affords. We have 2 fluoroscopy suites in our office, where we perform all interventional procedures.

Do you need an Interventional Pain Management Specialist?

What can you expect on your first visit to an Interventional Pain Management Specialist?

The Pain Management Center at OSC is located on the second floor of our practice. It features separate waiting rooms for patients who come in for medical procedures and for office visits. We have 8 exam rooms and 2 state-of-the-art procedure suites.

Raj N. Sureja, M.D.
Raj N. Sureja, M.D.
Jenny Andrus
Jenny L.F. Andrus, M.D.
Andrew Martin
Andrew L. Martin, PsyD
Anastasiia Israel,
MSN, RN, ACNP-AG

Make an appointment with a Pain Management Physician

Call (757) 596-1900 to schedule an appointment with our pain management doctors. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.  

What Our Patients Are Saying

5/5
  • I am 39 years old. I’ve suffered from severe back pain most of my life and severe foot/ankle pain since birth. After going from doctor to doctor over the years, I was sent to a spine specialist who was able to diagnose the source of my back pain. Basically, I had been walking around with a fractured spine for most of my life. I had a spinal fusion. While the surgery remedied some of the pain, it did not help the majority of it. A year later, after continuing to suffer severe back pain… Read More

Anonymous – Pain Management

  • I am very pleased with the service that I receive at OSC. The staff that greets you on the second floor, prior to your procedure, are fantastic, very courteous and professional.  Dr. Raj Sureja and his nurses are also courteous and very professional.  They provide outstanding customer service…and also, procedures that help alleviate my pain. Danny… Read More

Danny Hilling – 5 Star Review of Dr. Raj Sureja – Interventional Pain Management

  • Dr. Raj Sureja didn’t just manage my pain; He eliminated it! A few years ago, as I was suffering from some sort of a vertebral fracture in my back, I was referred to Dr. Raj Sureja at OSC. The first thing I did was to check him out on the internet and learned that he was a “Pain Management” specialist. Well, that didn’t sound too good to me, as I could just imagine having to take pain pills and physical therapy for the rest of my life. However, his credentials sounded very… Read More

Rudolph Pazdernik – Vertebroplasty for Vertebral Fracture

  • I was born with many handicaps and I once had a doctor in Norfolk, but my back never was right. I had car accident and I was told Dr. Jeffrey Carlson was the best. He has done three back surgeries for me and I have to tell you, I won’t let anyone touch me but Dr. Carlson! He is the best! I have had two knee replacements and one hip replacement and the other doctors at OSC did them. People ask me, “Cindy, how do you even move with all the rods and equipment?”  I tell them “go see these… Read More

Cynthia Payne – Spine Surgeries, Hip and Knee Replacements

  • Testimonial for Dr. Raj Sureja Osteoarthritis and pain – 2 simple words that cause serious bodily damage. Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint and pain is the sensory and emotional response to that inflammation. When I was 27 years old, I experienced my first really bad backache due to a disc problem. Physical therapy, muscle relaxants, and a couple days of rest – I was feeling so much better. The years pass – I now have 7 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. I’m… Read More

R. Livingstone – Pain Management

  • I visited Dr. Andrus for extreme pelvic and hip pain associated with lower back problems. I initially received an injection to relieve the pain in my hip. The injection was not effective for me. Rather than receiving another injection, I elected to visit Dr. Andrus for pain management. She immediately identified the specific area in my lumbar spine causing the pain in my pelvic and hip areas. She recommended physical therapy, which included lumbar traction and various exercises for my ailing… Read More

Harriette Hoagland – Pain Management & Physical Therapy

  • Dr. Jeffrey Carlson referred me to the OSC Pain Management Clinic and, having been there on a few occasions, I have filtered through most of the staff. Each and every time I have been there, it’s been a positive experience for me. All of the staff, from the reception area to the treatment areas, are professional, friendly and kind. The place is run like a well-oiled wheel. May… Read More

May Horrocks – Pain Management

  • Patient – Lois M. Newman Physician – Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD I am 76, and was born in Washington, D.C., I was married to a retired doctor for 57 years, who practiced in Richmond, VA for 32 years. I have had lower back and leg pain off and on for 30 years. Once, my husband and I went to Florida with some friends to play golf when it again struck me down. I had to be taken to AMTRAC by ambulance on a stretcher, passed through a window to a lower berth and then home by ambulance, but… Read More

Lois M. Newman

  • I was referred to Dr. Sureja for chronic foot pain due to Neuropathy. After finding a combination of non-narcotic pain medicines, I began to get relief in my feet. I have always had back pain. After several epidural injections, Dr. Sureja referred me to Dr. McFarland to discuss the possibility of receiving a Spinal Stimulator implant. At that time, I was unable to stand up straight. I went with the implant and knew as soon the temporary implant procedure was done that the permanent implant… Read More

William Kranz, Jr. – Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pain

  • I am a 69 year old Female. In April of 2014, I weighed 126 lbs. and developed problems with my stomach. I continuously felt sick to my stomach and had severe dry heaves. The only thing that would make my symptoms somewhat subside was to stay in a horizontal position. In May, after many tests, I had an endoscopy which showed I had gastritis and an ulcer. My weight reduced to 120 lbs. Because I currently have nine (9) fused vertebrae from T10 to S1 with two rods and 18 pinnacle screws as a… Read More

Carolyn Taylor – Pain Management

  • I love OSC and the doctors there.  I see three OSC doctors, but I think I see Dr. Raj Sureja the most.  I have a bad back and Dr. Sureja keeps my pain under control…I wouldn’t go anywhere else.  The staff and Doctors are all top notch and use cutting-edge procedures.  I always know that they have my best interest at heart! Deborah… Read More

Deborah Gilliam – 5 Star Review of Dr. Raj Sureja

  • Physician – Dr. Haynes My name is Cristi Hayes. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of my right hip, back in 2008 at the age of 35. In February 2013 at the age of 39, Dr. Haynes performed a total hip replacement of my right hip. So I’m here to tell you my story. I have had problems with my hip since 2007. The main problem was when I would sit down for a while and go to get up, my hip felt like it was stuck. It would be so painful until I worked out the kink. After about a year and a… Read More

Cristi Hayes – Hip Replacement, Pain Management

  • My knees had been bone-on-bone for some time. I had tried gel and cortisone injections when I lived in Florida. Surgery worried me; the surgery itself, fear of uncontrolled pain, the rehab and the downtime. Dr. Jenny Andrus, Pain Management Specialist at OSC, provided another option: nerve blocks. These did give me temporary relief and the time I needed to come to grips with having knee replacement surgery. Dr. Boyd Haynes, also with OSC, was totally prepared for my questions about knee… Read More

Cathy Gumtow – Pain Management and Knee Replacement Surgery

  • I have been seen at OSC for many years, for mainly pain management. Dr. Jenny Andrus is treating me and has worked hard to help my pain and many other problems. She has found and treated things that other doctors did not see. She and the staff at OSC have always been very kind and helpful and I would like to thank all of them. Julia… Read More

Julie Stuffel – Pain Management

  • I visited the OSC center in Newport News and was offered Outstanding care, knowledge of my current condition, and relief through a guided plan of care. The staff and Dr. Jenny Andrus were very Professional and seasoned. I truly left feeling helped and informed…Thank You. Cordies Moore… Read More

Cordies Moore III – Interventional Pain Management

  • Everything was top notch and so more professional than other pain clinics. The entire staff made me feel like family, which is something missing from many Medical organizations.  What I liked best about my visit to OSC, was interacting with your staff, all of them, from administrative staff to Dr. Raj Sureja! David… Read More

David Bureman – 5 Star Review of Dr. Raj Sureja – Interventional Pain Management

  • Erin Lee is the best at her job! She is always pleasant, makes you feel comfortable, takes her time with you, and is truly understanding. She has given me numerous injection shots in my knees and shoulder. Today she gave me one in my foot. ]-: I was extremely nervous because of the last injection I had in my foot (from another doctor at another facility) did not go so well. I expressed my concerns, and she reassured me and made me feel comfortable, talked me through it and needless to say it… Read More

Kelly Etrata – Knee and Shoulder Pain

  •   I have seen several doctors at OSC over the years; most recently Dr. Martin Coleman. I was referred to him by Dr. Mark McFarland for shoulder surgery which was successfully completed. Dr. McFarland helped me with back surgeries and knee replacements.  In the past, my mother saw Dr. Raj Sureja and we both felt the same about his services and knowledge. Each experience with the Doctors at OSC has always worked out well. And any interaction with the staff there has only shown me… Read More

Diana J. Rondinelli – Shoulder Surgery, Spine Surgeries, Knee Replacements & Pain Management

  • Monica (Monica Beckett, NP-BC) simply provided the most competent, professional service imaginable. She quite capably answered all my questions and concerns in a style easy to understand, and in a rate of speech that allowed processing time. My time with her was enjoyable, given her keen sense of humor that never went beyond the limits of a professional relationship. Her prescription returned me to an active life. I feel fortunate to have her as my service provider. Frank… Read More

Frank Hunyady – Pain Management

  • I am a 70 year old female. I suffered every day for over 3 1/2 years with what I will call varying types of head pain; not headaches. Over that time period I saw seven different Orthopedists and Neurologists including ones associated with Duke University and The University of Virginia. I was prescribed at least 12 different medications. I had sleep studies and tried a CPAP machine, which actually made the pain worse. I went through physical therapy. I had steroid injections into my neck. I… Read More

Jean P. Dennis – Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery

  • Even though the office is 1 1/2 hours from me, I wouldn’t trade offices for a million dollars. I can call and have my answers immediately and an appointment within a day or two. I highly recommend Dr. Jeffrey Carlson to anyone with the slightest back problem. Jeannie Marie Jones  

Jeannie Marie Jones – Back Pain Treatment

  • I must tell anyone/everyone reading this that Dr. Andrus’ listens carefully to your problem(s), and works extremely hard to identify the problem(s). I have had problems with lower back pain for several years, that really bothers me after a trip, or often just with everyday life. Also, recently I have had pain in my right shoulder and arm, apparently coming from my neck. Dr. Andrus gently…… ever so gently gives me the shots I need, in all right places, every time, and in just a few days,… Read More

JERRIE D. DZIECHCIARZ (LORI) – Pain Management

  • One of the best things I’ve done for myself is attend Dr. Cal Robinson’s Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management course.  Learning to be mindful, coupled with daily meditation, leads to a relaxed state and greatly reduced arthritis pain. Prior to the class, pain caused tension and unhappiness at the way I felt. Being relaxed and having the ability to move into that state at will, is life changing. Dr. Cal is the perfect facilitator for this course, and I’m grateful for how he led us… Read More

Barbara Thuma – Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Program

  • The staff at OSC were warm and welcoming. Dr.Raj Sureja and his nurse have a good relationship, marked by humor and respect. I was impressed by the time the doctor took with me and plan of care. The X-Ray folks had a new machine and were working through it with great teamwork and humor – they had a student with them who was clearly being well trained. This group took time and despite my “severe” i.e., aging spine issues, I liked that Dr. Raj noted that I do NOT have a back ache, because… Read More

Michelle Georges – 5 Star Review of Dr. Raj Sureja – Interventional Pain Management

  • I have had back problems and pain for a long time. Sometimes the pain would be so bad, I could barely walk.  I saw Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at OSC and he diagnosed me with many different spine issues. We tried treating these problems conservatively, but I wasn’t getting better. As a result, I finally had to have three different fusion surgeries, one in my neck and two in my lower back, spaced a few years apart. The surgeries helped keep me going and able to work and Dr. Carlson did a great job. … Read More

Linda Marks – Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pain Management

  • I see Dr. Andrus for 2 issues. One is my foot that causes tremendous pain and the other is the sacroiliac problems in my back. I have had injections by Dr. Andrus and each time she is so gentle when giving the shots. I’m usually surprised when she says she is finished. Dr. Andrus also has an excellent staff that works with her. They are professional, helpful, and always cordial during office visits. My favorite part about Dr. Andrus is that she has not given up in helping find treatments for my… Read More

Angela Rowe – Non-Surgical Procedures

  • I have had two back surgeries, the last was fourteen months ago. Three mouths prior to that, I had a knee replacement. I have been having trouble with the knee as it wasn\’t straightening out right, so had another procedure done. I was still using a cane because my knee was giving way on me once in a while. I finally went to Dr. Sureja and he suggested a nerve block for my knee. I had it done and  I won\’t say that it didn\’t hurt, it did. It has worked wonders!  No cane!  He has given me… Read More

Muriel Andrews – Pain Management

  • I have had chronic back and hip pain since the ‘80s. I have tried everything for relief. I have been to chiropractors and all kinds of doctors. Even 5 back surgeries (with rods, screws and even a spine fusion) didn’t fix me and narcotic pain pills did nothing to relieve my pain. Although my physicians meant well and really tried to help me, it seemed like nothing was working. I hurt all the time. I was referred to Dr. Raj Sureja by my PCP. After seeing Dr. Sureja a few times, he… Read More

Lorraine Saunders – Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pain Management

  • My story started over 5 years ago, when I fell on ice and injured my lower back. I went to my PCP, who referred me to many different specialists. After X -Rays, MRIs and many other tests, I was offered no pain management. During this time my left leg was in severe pain and eventually went numb resulting in atrophy. As time, passed I felt hopeless and believed that was how the rest of my life was going to be. One day a customer told me about OSC and Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. It ended up being the… Read More

Charlie Wood – Lumbar Microdiscectomy

  • Prior to being treated by Dr. Raj Sureja at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center, I was a patient at another pain clinic in the area. Over a period of seven to eight years, I had numerous injections in my back and I was on a variety of pain medications. By the time I was seen by Dr. Sureja, I was on ever increasing doses of morphine and hydrocodone. The physician at the pain clinic had asked me what my expectations were. I told him that, eventually, I would like to be able to discontinue taking… Read More

Sherry D. Neff – Pain Management

  • I am writing this letter to let you know what a wonderful doctor you have in your office. Dr. Raj Sureja has been so good in taking care of me and keeping me going. My little dog and I love to walk all around Port Warwick and thanks to Dr. Sureja I’m able to do that. I thank him every chance I get. Sincerely, Betty… Read More

Betty Deiters – Pain Management

  • BEST PAIN MANAGEMENT PHYSICIAN- 5 STARS! I have suffered with nagging pain issues for 13 years & seen nearly every physician who handles pain from Va. Beach to Richmond. Treatments that I have tried are listed on a page of loose leaf paper, front & back, to include many treatments outside of insurance. I received temporary relief from many, but nothing lasted. Thousand of dollars later and endless hours, I was ready to give up. I am so thankful to Dr. Raj Sureja for changing my… Read More

Jen P – Treatment for Chronic Pain

  • After years of dealing with chronic back and hip pain, I decided to see an orthopedic doctor. I chose OSC because they were highly recommended by doctors and friends. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson referred me to the OSC Pain Center when he saw that it would take continued pain management to deal with my spine and hip issues. I saw Dr. Raj Sureja and he explained that with vertebra problems, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, epidural injections may benefit me greatly. At that… Read More

Ruth Hawkins – Pain Management/Epidural Steroid Injections

  • Caring Doctor From the first time I met Dr. Jenny Andrus, I liked her. She has always been thorough in every aspect of my treatment. She works with you to find the best treatment. I was lucky to find her when I moved here. Candace Grantham

Candace Grantham – Pain Management

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