Testimonials: - Dr. Jenny L. F. Andrus

Cathy Gumtow – Pain Management and Knee Replacement Surgery

image of Dr. Jenny AndrusImage of Dr. Boyd HaynesMy 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 replacement. I immediately felt more at ease about the surgery.  I did the recommended strengthening exercises prior to surgery. I know this helped me in rehab.

Both of my knee replacements were done as outpatient. Dr. Haynes’ post surgery orders provide for exceptional pain relief. The idea of standing up on a new knee 1-2 hours after surgery is unbelievable, but I did it and was comfortable!

The evening after surgery, Dr. Haynes called to check on me. I have never had a doctor do that…His office called the next day to check again!

I am still rehabbing the 2nd knee. But it is amazing to be able to get out of a chair, walk and stand for extended periods without pain. Now, I kick myself for waiting so long to have knee replacement.

I am forever grateful to Dr. Haynes, Dr. Andrus and the entire OSC team for their expertise and care.

Cathy Gumtow

 

May Horrocks – Pain Management

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 Horrocks

Kim MacCartney – Prolotherapy for Thumb Arthritis

I like Dr. Jenny Andrus and her approach to fixing my joint problems.  She prescribed a brace for my knee after injections did not help and is treating the arthritis in my thumb joint. The prolotherapy on my right thumb joint appears to be working.

Kim MacCartney

Barbara Summers – Epidural Steroid Injections, Cervical Discectomy Surgery & PT

I injured my neck 30 years ago and lived with pain and numbness in my left arm, hand and neck every day. I went to multiple doctors, to include two other orthopaedic offices, and no one offered any help or relief until I visited Orthopaedic and Spine Center.

My first visit with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson offered me hope, he immediately explained why I had the pain and numbness and explained what my options were. I had cervical spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and an herniated nucleus pulposus.

I opted for cervical epidural injections with Dr. Jenny Andrus initially, as I feared having surgery. Dr. Andrus was wonderful and the injections helped for a while, just as Dr. Carlson explained.

After having the injections over a period of three years, I finally decided to talk with Dr. Carlson about surgery. He explained that, for relief of my diagnosis, I would require a cervical discectomy of my C 4-5 and C 5-6. He took the time to explain everything that I would experience and he eased my fears of having the surgery.

I had the surgery on December 6th, 2016, and immediately upon waking up from the surgery, the numbness in my left arm, hand, and neck was gone. I cannot remember the last time I had total feeling in my arm, hand and neck.

The pain that I experienced prior to the surgery was gone, Dr. Carlson was an angel. Dr. Carlson performing this surgery was the best decision I could have ever made, I feel like a new person. Prior to this surgery, I lived with pain every day of my life. I no longer have that pain. Thank you, Dr. Carlson!!! You are truly an awesome doctor and surgeon!!

After surgery, Dr. Carlson sent me to OSC Physical Therapy. I attended Physical Therapy for six weeks, under the care of Dr. Andrew Osowski and Fred Wintermantel. The Physical Therapy staff was awesome and I can now turn my neck and use my left arm fully again. Dr. Carlson and the OSC staff are wonderful.  I have recommended Dr. Carlson and OSC to many people and will continue to do so. Thank you again to Dr. Carlson and his staff, Dr. Andrus and her staff, and OSC Physical Therapy staff.

Barbara Summers

Julie Stuffel – Pain Management

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 Stuffel

Candace Grantham – Pain Management

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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

Cynthia Frierdich – Pain Management for Back Pain

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Because of Dr. Jenny Andrus, my back is so much better. I walk upright, not bent over. I used to stumble and fall. She told me to get up and move more and she gave me exercises to do.

I don’t take pain pills everyday now. I used to look and act like an old lady, but now I enjoy doing things again.

Cynthia Frierdich

Linda Marks – Spinal Cord Stimulator for Pain Management

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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.  However, I continued to have pain because surgery couldn’t fix everything that was wrong.  I was also having pain in my knees and all over my body.  Dr. Carlson referred me to Dr. Jenny Andrus who does Pain Management.

 

Dr. Andrus diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia and gave me medication which helped. She gave me an injection for my knee pain. However, I continued to have bad pain in my lower back which again was causing issues for me when I stood at work or tried to walk.  Dr. Andrus never gave up and continued to try different therapies to help me.  Finally, she suggested I try Spinal Cord Stimulation.  I agreed.

 

Dr. Carlson permanently implanted the Spinal Cord Stimulator on April 13th.  It has been amazing how it has really worked for me.  I would say my pain has been reduced by 75-80%.  I can now enjoy going outside again and being with my husband, as well as working without being in agony.  I am truly thankful to both Dr. Carlson and Dr. Andrus for helping me walk again without hurting.

Linda Marks.

Barbara Clark – Pain Management for Spinal Stenosis/Spinal Cord Stimulator

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I suffer from Spinal Stenosis. I have had it now for about 6 years. The pain started in my back, then gradually worked its way into my buttocks, thighs and legs. It was horrible and I had trouble doing anything!

I originally saw Dr. Mark McFarland for my problem and he diagnosed Spinal Stenosis. He was wonderful to work with and he told me that I had 3 options: spine surgery, a spinal cord stimulator or to live with the pain. I chose the spinal cord stimulator. I then met with Dr. Jenny Andrus in the Pain Management Department, so that I could try out the Spinal Cord Stimulator to see if it would help me.

I had it permanently implanted in February. Once it was adjusted just right (took 2 months), the pain relief was amazing! I saw a 70% reduction in my pain and decreased my pain medication. Everyone now says “Look at you!”, when I jump out of my chair. I even scrub and wax my own floor now and go to work. I recommend this to anyone with severe pain. It will change your life! Thank you, Dr. Andrus!

Barbara Clark

Harriette Hoagland – Pain Management & Physical Therapy

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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 areas. What a difference this has made. My pain levels on the pain scale dropped from a constant 10 to a 2-3. What a difference.

IMG_7951If you can love going to a doctor, I’ll have to say I love going to Dr. Andrus and OSC. Dr. Andrus is a dedicated physician and a personality that makes you want to go back to see her. She’s the best! Dr. Andrus listens to you when you discuss your problem(s) and finds a way to make you feel comfortable for whatever your treatment plan might be. Her entire staff and the staffs at OSC (proper) and the Physical Therapy section are absolute professionals, knowledgeable, and so warm and welcoming. I believe this is a reflection of the leadership at OSC.

Whatever my orthopaedic problems have been over the years, I have always had treatment success with OSC. This practice is a wonderful neighborhood/Hampton Roads gem.

Harriette Hoagland