Approximately 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, so there is a significant need to have healthcare providers who train specifically for this specialty. Programs have been developed to educate physicians to practice this specialty.
After medical school, both of OSC’s Interventional Pain Management Specialists, Dr. Raj Sureja and Dr. Jenny Andrus, completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, followed by a Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management. They are both Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine. They remain up to date on clinical advancements that provide the safest and most effective pain interventions to assist our patients.
Chronic Pain is a very real diagnosis. Chronic pain is often caused by anatomical issues, such as a herniated disc in the neck that is compressing a nerve and causing great discomfort radiating from that nerve.
Living with pain can greatly disrupt your life and stop you from doing the things that you enjoy. Pain can affect your mood, relationships, work, and leisure time. Depending on what the cause of it is, pain can also have long-term effects that may lead to disability, so it is important to tend to the issues sooner rather than later.
When to see an Interventional Pain Management specialist:
- If you are suffering with pain that has not responded to initial conservative management.
- If you have seen an orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon and have pain that surgery cannot remedy.
- If your activities or relationships have been altered due to your pain
At OSC, we use conservative and minimally-invasive techniques to improve and manage pain symptoms, while using narcotic pain relievers judiciously.