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Pain After Hip Replacement

he goal of hip replacement surgery is to increase mobility, decrease pain and improve function of the hip joint. One of the most common concerns patients have before they undergo surgery is pain after hip replacement.

Oct 12th, 2019
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions

Epidural adhesions is an excessive build-up of scarring in the epidural space in the lumbar spine, due to leakage into the lumbar spine’s epidural space following surgical intervention.

Oct 11th, 2019
Epidural Steroid Injections

The membrane that covers the spinal cord and nerve roots in your spine is called the dural membrane.

Oct 11th, 2019
EpiFix®

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. Arthritis affects the joints in the body, and causes pain and inflammation.

Oct 11th, 2019
Facet/Medial Branch Injections

Medial branch nerves are the very small nerve branches that communicate pain caused by the facet joints in the spine.

Oct 11th, 2019
Facial Pain

Atypical facial pain is a pain condition that causes aching, persistent facial pain. This condition is commonly compared to trigeminal neuralgia even though the facial pain is different.

Oct 11th, 2019
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

It is estimated that up to 40% of patients who undergo traditional open back surgery experience failed back surgery syndrome.

Oct 11th, 2019
Frozen Shoulder

What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition marked by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.

Oct 11th, 2019
Genicular Nerve Block

The human knee is put through a lot of stress during everyday activities. Even though the knee is the largest and strongest joint in the body, it is still prone to osteoarthritis.

Oct 11th, 2019
Headaches

Almost every individual has experienced headaches. Head pain can range from a dull ache to back of head pain to sharp head pain.

Oct 11th, 2019
Intercostal Nerve Block

Have you experienced a fall, motor vehicle accident or an impact during sports and now have chest pain?

Oct 11th, 2019
Intrathecal Pump Placement for Spasticity and Pain

On-going pain can destroy your quality of life. Limitations imposed by living with chronic pain may mean that activities such as work and hobbies, even little things that once brought satisfaction, pleasure and self-esteem, may only be memories.

Oct 11th, 2019
Joint Pain

Joint pain is characterized as discomfort that arises in any joint of the body. Joint pain can be mild causing some soreness during movement or it can be severe making it difficult or impossible to move the joint.

Oct 11th, 2019
Knee Replacement Alternatives

Knee pain can be extremely debilitating and negatively affect quality of life. As the body ages, the joints begin to deteriorate which can lead to arthritis.

Oct 11th, 2019
Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee replacement surgery is sometimes used if a patient suffers from a stiff, painful knee that makes it difficult to perform simple, everyday activities.

Oct 11th, 2019
Lower Back Pain

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine discusses common lower back pain causes for our patients in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area.

Oct 11th, 2019
Meralgia Paresthetica

If you experience tingling, burning pain or numbness in the thigh, you may have meralgia paresthetica.

Oct 11th, 2019
Migraine

A migraine is classified as a severe, painful headache that can cause pain for hours, even days.

Oct 11th, 2019
Neck Pain

Many people experience neck pain. In most cases, it is caused by poor posture, overuse or normal wear and tear.

Oct 11th, 2019
OPTIMAL Brings Regenerative Therapies to Arlington

Board Certified Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine physicians, Scott Berlin, M.D., Andrew Cottingham, M.D., and Michael Scott Phillips, M.D. have created a new division of Pinnacle Pain Medicine offering state of the art biologic therapies to the Dallas-Ft.

Oct 11th, 2019
Orthofix SambaScrew®

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is now offering a new sacroiliac joint pain treatment called the Orthofix SambaScrew® to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas.

Oct 11th, 2019
DISC Nucleoplasty

A common source of pain in the neck, lower back, arms or legs is a herniated disc. The soft, rubbery pads (discs) between the bones (vertebras) of the spinal column can weaken with age, improper lifting and repetitive activities.

Oct 11th, 2019
Degenerative Disc Disease

The majority of individuals will show some signs of wear and tear on the spinal discs as they age.

Oct 11th, 2019
Cortisone and Steroid Injections

Individuals who have experienced pain and inflammation may be familiar with a cortisone injection or a steroid injection.

Oct 11th, 2019
Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedic injuries affect millions of Americans each year, ranging from chronic tendon injuries to bone fractures. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers the latest in stem cell injection therapy to patients living in the greater Dallas, Arlington an

Oct 11th, 2019
Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease, otherwise known as peripheral arterial disease, is a common condition caused by narrowing of the blood vessels outside of the heart.

Oct 11th, 2019
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy, known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes, is characterized as nerve damage to the peripheral nervous system.

Oct 11th, 2019
Peripheral Neuropathy

Are you experiencing pain, weakness or numbness in your hands and feet? These are common peripheral neuropathy symptoms.

Oct 11th, 2019
Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome, otherwise known as piriformis muscle syndrome, is a relatively uncommon condition that causes pain in the lower back and/or buttocks.

Oct 11th, 2019
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers state-of-the-art platelet rich plasma injections to the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities.

Oct 11th, 2019
Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles that affects nerve fibers and skin causing a burning pain that lingers long after the rash and blisters of the outbreak disappears.

Oct 11th, 2019
PRP Injections for the Elbow

Do you actively participate in tennis or golf and feel pain in your elbow? You may have lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow or medial epicondylitis, commonly referred to as golfer’s elbow.

Oct 11th, 2019
PRP Joint Injections

As the human body ages, the joints begin to deteriorate. According to the CDC, an estimated 22.7% (52.5 million) of U.S. adults reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

Oct 11th, 2019
Platelet Rich Plasma Knee Injections

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers state-of-the-art platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections for patients living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth area who are suffering from osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injuries in the knee.

Oct 11th, 2019
PRP Orthopedic Injections

In recent years, there has been an increase in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) use in orthopedic sports medicine.

Oct 11th, 2019
PRP Spinal Injections

31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Pain can be classified into three main categorizes: acute, chronic and neuropathic.

Oct 11th, 2019
Rotator Cuff Syndrome

Your shoulder joint is made of a ball and socket joint controlled by a small group of four muscles that compose the rotator cuff.

Oct 11th, 2019
Rhizotomy Treatment

Rhizotomy treatment is done to treat pain caused by the facet joints by creating a lesion or burn in the pain fibers to the facet joint, also known as the medial branch of the posterior primary ramus.

Oct 11th, 2019
Sacroiliitis

If you are experiencing low back pain, groin pain or pain radiating from the buttock into the thigh and have been diagnosed with sacroiliitis, you may have sacroiliitis.

Oct 11th, 2019
Sciatica Pain

If you suddenly feel pain in your lower back or hip that radiates to the back of your thigh and into your leg you may be experiencing sciatica pain.

Oct 11th, 2019
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you are not alone. Migraine pain can be debilitating for many individuals.

Oct 11th, 2019
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Spinal cord stimulation for peripheral arterial disease is a therapy that uses electrical impulses to decrease pain from being perceived in the brain. Instead of pain, the patient feels a more pleasant tingling sensation.

Oct 11th, 2019
Spinal Cord Stimulator

Living with chronic back pain can be troublesome for many individuals. Most back pain is acute and does not last for a long period of time.

Oct 11th, 2019
Spinal Stenosis

A common cause of back pain is spinal stenosis. What is spinal stenosis? It is the narrowing of the spinal canal space resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stellate Ganglion Block

The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves found at the last vertebra of the neck.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Joint Injections

As the body ages, the joints, ligaments and tendons go through repeated wear and tear from everyday activities, sports and job-related movements.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Knee Therapy Cost

Knee pain affects millions of Americans and can become so severe that the pain limits sporting activities, work productivity and daily activities.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Spinal Injections

It is estimated that approximately 31 million Americans suffer from back pain caused by a number of conditions, including facet joint pain, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis and bulging or herniated discs.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

A rotator cuff tear is a common orthopedic injury that can limit a patient’s ability to perform daily activities, participate in sports or perform work-related movements.

Oct 11th, 2019
Stem Cell Treatment for Hips

The hip is a very stable joint that can withstand a great amount of daily stress. When healthy, the joint allows patients to walk, run and jump effortlessly and pain-free.

Oct 11th, 2019
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The temporomandibular joints, otherwise known as TMJ, are the jaw muscles and joints that allow the mouth to open and close. T

Oct 11th, 2019
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Lower back pain affects more than 3 million individuals each year. In fact, many people in the Dallas, Texas area experience pain when they bend, lift, or twist.

Oct 11th, 2019
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is marked by inflammation of the trigeminal nerve, which sends branches to the forehead, cheek and lower jaw, and causes severe, stabbing pain in the lower face and jaw.

Oct 11th, 2019
Trigger Point Injection

Have you experienced muscle pain or a tight area within your muscle tissue? If so, a trigger point injection may help alleviate the pain and stiffness in your muscles.

Oct 11th, 2019
Ultrasound Guided Injections

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers ultrasound-guided injections to patients suffering from a number of acute and chronic conditions in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington area.

Oct 11th, 2019
Vertebroplasty

Spinal fractures can be extremely painful and hinder everyday life. Depending on the location and severity of the spinal fracture a number of painful symptoms can occur.

Oct 11th, 2019
Vertiflex Superion

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back pain and leg pain. The degenerative condition is commonly caused by the natural aging process when the discs between the vertebrae become worn down, leading to a narrowing of the spinal canal.

Oct 11th, 2019
Viscosupplement Injection

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee is pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased mobility.

Oct 11th, 2019
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is known as the “wear and tear” arthritis and is the most common chronic condition of the joints.

Oct 11th, 2019
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in daily life.

Oct 11th, 2019
Shingles

What is shingles? Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash. Shingles symptoms include skin itching, painful rash or blisters, fever and headache.

Oct 11th, 2019
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome, previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a condition marked by intense pain, swelling, stiffness and discoloration of the skin.

Oct 11th, 2019
Coccydynia

Tailbone pain is located at the very bottom of the spine, right above the buttocks, and may have started after sitting on a hard bench or after a fall.

Oct 11th, 2019
Celiac Plexus Nerve Block

Almost all individuals will experience abdominal pain at some point in their lives. In most cases, the pain can be diagnosed and treated quickly for a non-threatening illness.

Oct 11th, 2019
Catheter Guided Injections

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, you may have heard about an epidural injection.

Oct 11th, 2019
Carpal Tunnel Injection

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that causes wrist pain, numbness, tingling, and other troublesome symptoms.

Oct 11th, 2019
Carpal Tunnel

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is reported to be the most common nerve disorder, affecting an estimated 4-10 million Americans.

Oct 11th, 2019
Cancer Pain

A patient diagnosed with cancer may not always have pain, but for those who experience cancer pain, it can change their quality of life.

Oct 11th, 2019
BurstDR Stimulation

The National Institutes of Health estimate approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.

Oct 11th, 2019
Botox for Chronic Migraines

Chronic migraines are one of the most disabling forms of headaches. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers Botox injections to patients living in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington communities who are suffering from chronic headaches.

Oct 11th, 2019
BioD® Restore

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) can accelerate injury healing in many patients who suffer from a health condition such as a chronic tendon injury, ligament injury or bone fracture.

Oct 11th, 2019
BioBurst Rejuv Umbilical Cord Pluripotent Stem Cells

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help accelerate healing for many patients suffering from conditions such as chronic tendon injuries, ligament injuries or fractures.

Oct 11th, 2019
Biacuplasty

A bulging disc is more common than a herniated disc and is fairly common in both young adults and older individuals.

Oct 11th, 2019
Balloon Kyphoplasty

A spinal fracture is quite common and can cause back pain, back swelling, and disability.

Oct 11th, 2019
Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is a term used to describe a condition caused by inflammation of the arachnoid.

Oct 11th, 2019
Ankle Stem Cell Therapy

Ankle injuries are extremely common in active patients, with sprains and fractures being the two most common injuries.

Oct 11th, 2019
Angina

Angina, also called angina pectoris, is a condition characterized by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, causing a wide range of chest pain.

Oct 11th, 2019
AmnioFix® Treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis. Joint arthritis can cause pain and inflammation within the joint.

Oct 11th, 2019