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BOTOX®: An Unlikely and Effective Remedy for Migraines Apr 1st, 2020

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience migraines, you know the debilitating effects of this increasingly common condition. Odds are, you’re also familiar with how frustratingly ineffective many migraine treatments are for relieving your symptoms. How would you feel about a remedy that can help prevent migraine...

5 Reasons Spinal Decompression May be the Solution to Your Chronic Back Pain Mar 6th, 2020

If you struggle with chronic back pain, you already know it can make everyday life difficult. Even simple movements such as rising from a chair or shifting to a more comfortable position in bed can aggravate your back and worsen your discomfort. The pain management specialists at Optimal Pain &...

Trigger Point Therapy: The Drug-Free Migraine Remedy You Haven't Tried Feb 17th, 2020

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 18% of women, 6% of men, and 10% of children in the United States experience migraines. Whether you develop these headaches once a week, twice a month, or daily, migraine pain can greatly impact activities and relationships related to work, school, and home. At...

New and Improved Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief From Chronic Pain Jan 21st, 2020

Do you suffer from chronic pain? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience mild to severe pain every single day. Whether it’s the result of an injury or serious disorder, chronic pain can prevent you from living life fully. Thankfully, there are treatment options. You’ve probably tried home remedies, medications,...

Can Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Remedy My Knee Pain? Dec 4th, 2019

There are 14 million Americans who have knee osteoarthritis, 2 million of whom are under the age of 45. In fact, the lifetime prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is 45%, and it’s one of the primary drivers of knee pain, which also puts moderate to severe limitations on your mobility.  Luckily,...

How Epidural Steroid Injections Alleviate Back and Neck Pain Nov 21st, 2019

Whether your back or neck pain is the result of an acute injury, degenerative condition or wear and tear, it can negatively affect all aspects of your daily life. In such cases, an epidural steroid injection can offer welcome relief. At Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine, with six locations in...

How Regenerative Medicine is Revolutionizing Pain Management Oct 17th, 2019

Finding effective pain management has always been a challenge, much to the frustration of patients and their doctors. But, breakthrough technology is changing things. Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are harnessing the body’s innate healing ability to treat the causes of pain. At Optimal Pain & Regenerative...

Pain After Hip Replacement Oct 12th, 2019

The 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. Patients in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area can find answers associated...

Epidural Lysis of Adhesions Oct 11th, 2019

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. Adhesions can cause persistent leg pain. What are Epidural Lysis of Adhesions? Epidural Lysis of Adhesions is a more aggressive approach to a typical epidural...

Epidural Steroid Injections Oct 11th, 2019

The membrane that covers the spinal cord and nerve roots in your spine is called the dural membrane. The space surrounding the dura is the epidural space. Nerves travel through the epidural space to your back and into your legs. Inflammation of these nerve roots may cause pain in these...

EpiFix® Oct 11th, 2019

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. Arthritis affects the joints in the body, and causes pain and inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body’s white blood cells and immune proteins help protect from infection, bacteria and viruses. This response can cause inflammation. Arthritis that...

Facet/Medial Branch Injections Oct 11th, 2019

Medial branch nerves are the very small nerve branches that communicate pain caused by the facet joints in the spine. These nerves do not control any muscles or sensation in the arms or legs. They are located along a bony groove in the low back and neck and over a...

Facial Pain Oct 11th, 2019

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. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine diagnose and treat atypical facial pain in order to help our patients in the...

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Oct 11th, 2019

It is estimated that up to 40% of patients who undergo traditional open back surgery experience failed back surgery syndrome. Failed back surgery syndrome occurs when a patient continues to suffer from chronic back pain and other symptoms after a failed treatment. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is here for patients...

Frozen Shoulder Oct 11th, 2019

What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition marked by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Over time, patients may find it difficult to move the shoulder as the condition progresses. At this time, physicians are not 100 percent positive of frozen shoulder...

Genicular Nerve Block Oct 11th, 2019

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. Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common form of arthritis found in the knee. This disorder can...

Headaches Oct 11th, 2019

Almost every individual has experienced headaches. Head pain can range from a dull ache to back of head pain to sharp head pain. Headaches can occur on one or both sides of the head, radiate across the head or be isolated to one specific area. Many cases of head pain...

Discogram Procedure Oct 11th, 2019

Are you suffering from neck or lower back pain and unsure why? OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers an innovative back pain evaluation test called a discogram to patients living in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington communities. Anatomy of the Spine The spine is a series of building blocks...

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Offering a New FDA-Approved Spinal Cord Stimulator to Treat Leg Oct 11th, 2019

Drs. Berlin, Cottingham and Phillips at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine are now offering a new FDA-approved spinal cord stimulator developed by Nevro known as the Senza® HF10 therapy to treat patients in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas area who are suffering from chronic back pain and leg pain. HF10 therapy is...

Intercostal Nerve Block Oct 11th, 2019

Have you experienced a fall, motor vehicle accident or an impact during sports and now have chest pain? If so, you may be suffering from a rib fracture. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine specialize in a rib fracture treatment called intercostal nerve block. This procedure can help...

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

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. Regaining quality of life is one of the goals of physicians who...

Joint Pain Oct 11th, 2019

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. Patients in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area may experience...

Brian Gilley’s Knee Replacement Alternative Oct 11th, 2019

In 1982, patient Brian Gilley had a motorcycle crash that severely injured his left knee. His complex injury included a torn meniscus. In the 1980’s, it was common practice to completely remove a torn meniscus, but today surgeons do everything they can to preserve the meniscus. Brian had his meniscus...

How Barbara Foster Avoided a Knee Replacement Oct 11th, 2019

At the age of 74, Barbara Foster was not going to let anything stop her from going on a trip of a lifetime. In the Summer of 2016, Barbara and her family started planning an African safari to Tanzania, Rawanda and the Serengeti. The trip would take place in February...

Knee Replacement Alternatives Oct 11th, 2019

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. In some cases, pain is so severe that your doctor may recommend a knee replacement. Today, there are a variety of knee replacement alternatives...

Knee Replacement Recovery Oct 11th, 2019

Knee replacement surgery is sometimes used if a patient suffers from a stiff, painful knee that makes it difficult to perform simple, everyday activities. Knee replacement pain is a common side effect as the body begins to heal. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth,...

Lower Back Pain Oct 11th, 2019

In a large survey conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than a quarter of adults experience lower back pain during their lifetime. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine discusses common lower back pain causes for our patients in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area....

Charlotte Loose’s Recovery from Chronic Back Pain Oct 11th, 2019

Charlotte Loose is no stranger to pain. In 1990, Charlotte was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which is a disorder of widespread musculoskeletal pain. In addition to her fibromyalgia, Charlotte had bulging discs at L4 and L5. For 4-5 years, her lower back pain was constant. She could not ride in a car or...

Meralgia Paresthetica Oct 11th, 2019

If you experience tingling, burning pain or numbness in the thigh, you may have meralgia paresthetica. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition caused by compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the thigh’s skin surface. The pain physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, proudly serving the Dallas, Fort Worth...

Midlothian TX PRP Injections Oct 11th, 2019

  Midlothian, Texas is not only the hub for North Texas’ cement industry. It is also home to active residents of all ages, ranging from young high school athletes to older recreational athletes. Sports activities are a great way for individuals to remain healthy and active, but certain athletes may...

Migraine Oct 11th, 2019

A migraine is classified as a severe, painful headache that can cause pain for hours, even days. This common health condition affects approximately 36 million Americans. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine can help patients living in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area find the proper migraine relief for...

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) Oct 11th, 2019

As we age, the spine changes and these changes can lead to a condition known as lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is often caused by degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and spondylolisthesis. Symptoms can include leg pain, back pain, neck pain. If you live in the Dallas, Arlington, and...

Neck Pain Oct 11th, 2019

Many people experience neck pain. In most cases, it is caused by poor posture, overuse or normal wear and tear. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, serving patients in the Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas area, discusses some of the most common neck pain causes. What You Need to Know...

Occipital Nerve Block Oct 11th, 2019

Headaches can be extremely debilitating and hinder everyday life. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers an occipital nerve block to patients who are suffering from certain types of tension and migraine headaches in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington area. What are the Different Types of Headaches? Tension Headaches are the...

OPTIMAL Brings Regenerative Therapies to Arlington Oct 11th, 2019

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. Worth Metropex. The new division, called OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, will provide pain management and regenerative therapies at...

OPTIMAL First in Dallas & Fort Worth Area to Use St. Jude BurstDR Spinal Cord Stimulator Oct 11th, 2019

Drs. Phillips, Cottingham and Berlin are the first in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area to offer the St. Jude BurstDR spinal cord stimulator. The St. Jude BurstDR is a new superior spinal cord stimulation option for patients who are suffering from chronic pain. Compared to traditional spinal cord stimulation...

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Specialists Offer Patients New Relief with PRP Therapy Oct 11th, 2019

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is now using platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), a treatment like stem cell therapy, to treat patients in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington who are suffering from osteoarthritis and tendon and ligament injuries. By using the body’s natural healing...

Orthofix SambaScrew® Oct 11th, 2019

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. What is the Sacroiliac Joint? The sacroiliac joint, commonly known as the SI joint, is located near the bottom of the lumbar spine...

DISC Nucleoplasty Oct 11th, 2019

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. The herniated disc treatment, DISC nucleoplasty, performed at OPTIMAL Pain &...

Degenerative Disc Disease Oct 11th, 2019

The majority of individuals will show some signs of wear and tear on the spinal discs as they age. Some of these individuals will have symptoms associated with degenerative disc disease such as neck and back pain, numbness in the extremities and weakness in the leg muscles. The physicians at...

Cortisone and Steroid Injections Oct 11th, 2019

Individuals who have experienced pain and inflammation may be familiar with a cortisone injection or a steroid injection. Both of these injections are highly effective in treating various conditions such as arthritis, gout, bursitis and tendinitis. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine provides steroid and cortisone injections for patients living in...

Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy Oct 11th, 2019

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 and Fort Worth, Texas area. Our board-certified physicians are leading providers in the...

Percutaneous Discectomy Oct 11th, 2019

Lower back pain can occur for a number of reasons including a lumbar herniated disc. This back condition occurs most commonly in young and middle-aged adults. This condition can cause significant back and leg pain for some patients. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offer percutaneous discectomy for...

Peripheral Artery Disease Oct 11th, 2019

Peripheral artery disease, otherwise known as peripheral arterial disease, is a common condition caused by narrowing of the blood vessels outside of the heart. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is available to treat the common symptoms of peripheral artery disease, including pain and cramping in the leg, in patients living...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Oct 11th, 2019

Peripheral neuropathy, known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes, is characterized as nerve damage to the peripheral nervous system. The most common complication of diabetes, peripheral neuropathy causes numbness, weakness and pain, most commonly seen in the hands and feet. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers a number...

Peripheral Neuropathy Oct 11th, 2019

Are you experiencing pain, weakness or numbness in your hands and feet? These are common peripheral neuropathy symptoms. What is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that occurs when the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body are damaged or destroyed. OPTIMAL...

Piriformis Syndrome Oct 11th, 2019

Piriformis syndrome, otherwise known as piriformis muscle syndrome, is a relatively uncommon condition that causes pain in the lower back and/or buttocks. This condition is caused when the piriformis muscle, which is located in the buttock area, spasms and compresses the sciatic nerve. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine specializes in...

Platelet Injection for Tendonitis Oct 11th, 2019

Tendonitis is a common overuse injury seen in many active patients that can be challenging to treat. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers PRP injection therapy for patients in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities who are suffering from tendonitis . What is Tendonitis? Tendons are tough flexible bands...

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Oct 11th, 2019

Athletes are constantly searching for the next best treatment for accelerated healing of chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament and muscle injuries. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers state-of-the-art platelet rich plasma injections to the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities. Our team of double-board certified pain management and anesthesiology are...

Post Herpetic Neuralgia Oct 11th, 2019

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. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine shares information on the causes, symptoms and treatments of post herpetic neuralgia for patients in the...

PRP Injections for Plantar Fasciitis Oct 11th, 2019

Do the first few steps out of bed cause extreme pain in the bottom of your foot? You may have plantar fasciitis. Affecting nearly 2 million patients each year, plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the bottom of the foot. OPTIMAL offers PRP injections for plantar...

PRP Injections for the Elbow Oct 11th, 2019

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. Caused by overuse, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can be an extremely painful conditions. OPTIMAL Pain &...

PRP Joint Injections Oct 11th, 2019

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. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers PRP joint injections to patients suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth communities. Our...

Platelet Rich Plasma Knee Injections Oct 11th, 2019

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. PRP knee treatments use the body’s natural restorative abilities to accelerate the healing process to...

PRP Orthopedic Injections Oct 11th, 2019

In recent years, there has been an increase in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) use in orthopedic sports medicine. Many famous athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Dadal have received PRP injections for sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. Some athletes have credited PRP therapy with returning to play more quickly. Blood...

PRP Spinal Injections Oct 11th, 2019

31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Pain can be classified into three main categorizes: acute, chronic and neuropathic. Chronic back pain can be extremely debilitating and lower quality of life. There are a variety of conditions that can cause back pain, including degenerative disc disease,...

Rotator Cuff Syndrome Oct 11th, 2019

Your shoulder joint is made of a ball and socket joint controlled by a small group of four muscles that compose the rotator cuff. Rotator cuff syndrome is a very common shoulder condition. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area, shares information on...

Rhizotomy Treatment Oct 11th, 2019

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. The purpose of radiofrequency lesioning of the medial branch nerves is to decrease...

Sacroiliac Joint Injection Oct 11th, 2019

Lower back and shooting leg pain can be extremely debilitating and effect quality of life. In some cases, lower back pain can be caused from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. To diagnose and treat this type of pain, a SI joint injection, also known as a sacroiliac joint block, can be...

Sacroiliitis Oct 11th, 2019

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. What is sacroiliitis? Sacroiliitis is a condition characterized as inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints, located where the lower...

Sciatica Pain Oct 11th, 2019

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. The term sciatica describes this symptom of leg pain and is a symptom of an underlying medical condition linked to the...

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) Oct 11th, 2019

Lower back pain can cause discomfort and limit your ability to participate in the activities you love. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) injections to patients suffering from lower back pain, neck pain and leg pain in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington area. A...

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Oct 11th, 2019

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you are not alone. Migraine pain can be debilitating for many individuals. Approximately 12% of the country’s population is affected by recurring headache attacks. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers a migraine treatment called a sphenopalatine ganglion block for patients living in the Arlington, Fort...

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

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. Most patients report a 50%- 70% decrease in pain. The goal is to lower the level...

Spinal Cord Stimulator Oct 11th, 2019

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. This type of pain typically resolves on its own with self-care at home. For those individuals who experience chronic back pain lasting 12 weeks or...

Spinal Stenosis Oct 11th, 2019

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. The increased pressure can lead to back pain, leg pain, arm pain and other troublesome symptoms. OPTIMAL Pain...

Stellate Ganglion Block Oct 11th, 2019

The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves found at the last vertebra of the neck. These nerves are part of the sympathetic nervous system and supply the arms and face. If the stellate ganglion nerves are traumatized or infected, a patient may experience pain. In order to alleviate this...

Stem Cell Joint Injections Oct 11th, 2019

As the body ages, the joints, ligaments and tendons go through repeated wear and tear from everyday activities, sports and job-related movements. The repeated stress can lead to a number of injuries. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is proud to offer stem cell joint injections to patients living in the...

Stem Cell Knee Therapy Cost Oct 11th, 2019

Knee pain affects millions of Americans and can become so severe that the pain limits sporting activities, work productivity and daily activities. When a patient’s ability to live happily is hindered by severe, chronic knee pain, painful knee surgery or knee replacement surgery may be recommended by a physician. A...

Stem Cell Spinal Injections Oct 11th, 2019

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. When back pain becomes chronic and affects a patient’s daily life, a back pain treatment must be utilized to...

Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis Oct 11th, 2019

As the human body ages, the joints begin to deteriorate which can lead to chronic pain and inflammation. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine’s board-certified physicians offer stem cell arthritis treatment options to patients suffering from various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area....

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees Oct 11th, 2019

Knee pain caused by arthritis can become so severe that the pain limits daily activities. When this occurs, a knee replacement may be recommended by a doctor. Patients who want to postpone knee replacement surgery now have a knee repair alternative, stem cell therapy for knees. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative...

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

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. If the shoulder pain and weakness associated with a torn rotator cuff are too severe or do not improve with traditional treatment methods, stem...

Stem Cell Treatment for Hips Oct 11th, 2019

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. However, the hip joint can become injured from overuse, sports activities or a fall. Our physicians at OPTIMAL Pain &...

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Oct 11th, 2019

The temporomandibular joints, otherwise known as TMJ, are the jaw muscles and joints that allow the mouth to open and close. These joints are located on each side of the head and work together to allow speaking, swallowing and chewing, as well as moving the lower jaw backward, forward and...

Temporomandibular Joint Injection Oct 11th, 2019

Jaw pain can be a bothersome condition for many individuals. The jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint, can experience temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders for a number of reasons. TMJ disorders can lead to head and neck pain, jaw pain, headaches, locked jaw and popping sounds when an individual bites. OPTIMAL Pain...

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Oct 11th, 2019

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. Lower back pain can be caused by overuse, strain, injury, aging and many other health conditions. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine can...

Trigeminal Neuralgia Oct 11th, 2019

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. Atypical trigeminal neuralgia shares a number of trigeminal neuralgia symptoms and is a form of the condition. OPTIMAL Pain...

Trigger Point Injection Oct 11th, 2019

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. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine are dedicated to getting patients living in the Ft. Worth, Arlington and Dallas,...

Ultrasound Guided Injections Oct 11th, 2019

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. Ultrasound allows the soft tissue structures such as, muscles, tendons, ligaments, arteries and nerves to be visualized. In addition, ultrasound can identify any...

Vertebroplasty Oct 11th, 2019

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. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure known as vertebroplasty to patients suffering from a spinal fracture in...

Vertiflex Superion Oct 11th, 2019

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. Individuals living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort...

Viscosupplement Injection Oct 11th, 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee is pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased mobility. A viscosupplement injection is offered at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine to help patients living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area get back...

Osteoarthritis Oct 11th, 2019

Osteoarthritis is known as the “wear and tear” arthritis and is the most common chronic condition of the joints. This condition is a disease of the entire joint involving the bone, cartilage, joint lining and ligaments. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joints, but osteoarthritis of the knee is extremely common....

Plantar Fasciitis Oct 11th, 2019

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. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine know our Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas patients experience this common condition...

Shingles Oct 11th, 2019

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. Many people experience this painful condition each year including OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine’s patients in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth,...

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Oct 11th, 2019

Complex regional pain syndrome, previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a condition marked by intense pain, swelling, stiffness and discoloration of the skin. The hands are most commonly affected, but individuals can also feel the symptoms in the arms, legs and feet. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers various...

Coccydynia Oct 11th, 2019

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. Coccydynia, or tailbone pain, is not seen in many patients but can be a troublesome condition. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine...

Cleburne TX Pain Management Oct 11th, 2019

Cleburne, TX – Pain Management Clinic Offering PRP Therapy and Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Cleburne, Texas is a fairly small city in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Even though the city is not as bustling as some of the larger surrounding cities, Cleburne residents have numerous recreational areas, several large...

Celiac Plexus Nerve Block Oct 11th, 2019

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. In other cases, the pain may be a sign of a more serious illness such as cancer, adhesions or chronic pancreatitis. If...

Catheter Guided Injections Oct 11th, 2019

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, you may have heard about an epidural injection. Epidural injections commonly treat pain associated with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, sciatica and other conditions linked to neck and back pain. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine...

Carpal Tunnel Injection Oct 11th, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that causes wrist pain, numbness, tingling, and other troublesome symptoms. Our team at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offer carpal tunnel injections to patients living in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Arlington, Texas area. A simple carpal tunnel injection may be all...

Carpal Tunnel Oct 11th, 2019

What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is reported to be the most common nerve disorder, affecting an estimated 4-10 million Americans. Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include hand pain, numbness and weakness, and these symptoms are treatable in the majority of patients. The pain physicians at OPTIMAL Pain &...

Cancer Pain Oct 11th, 2019

A patient diagnosed with cancer may not always have pain, but for those who experience cancer pain, it can change their quality of life. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is proud to assist patients living in the Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas, Texas area with cancer pain management. Types of...

BurstDR Stimulation Oct 11th, 2019

The National Institutes of Health estimate approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Defined as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is commonly caused by a traumatic accident or injury, a degenerative condition or as part of the natural aging process. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine...

Botox for Chronic Migraines Oct 11th, 2019

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. What are Chronic Migraine Symptoms? Moderate to Severe Pain on One or Both Sides...

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine Bring BMAC Stem Cell Like Therapy to the DFW Area Oct 11th, 2019

OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is now offering bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) stem cell like therapy to patients living in the and Arlington, Ft. Worth and other DFW communities. BMAC stem cell like therapy helps accelerate the healing process of a variety of acute and chronic injuries. A significant...

BioD® Restore Oct 11th, 2019

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. PRP is responsible for accelerating the body’s ability to heal with the use of growth factors, while BMAC...

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

What is Stem Cell Therapy? 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. Patients under the age of 60 typically achieve tissue regeneration using their own “pluripotent” stem cells. However, as...

Biacuplasty Oct 11th, 2019

A bulging disc is more common than a herniated disc and is fairly common in both young adults and older individuals. Although bulging discs do not create an issue for some patients, other patients may experience chronic, debilitating pain. A biacuplasty is a bulging disc treatment available to Dallas, Fort...

Balloon Kyphoplasty Oct 11th, 2019

A spinal fracture is quite common and can cause back pain, back swelling, and disability. Unfortunately, some patients with one fracture experience multiple fractures causing the spine to tilt, which can make it difficult to eat, breathe, and sleep. With the help of OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, patients living...

Arachnoiditis Oct 11th, 2019

Arachnoiditis is a term used to describe a condition caused by inflammation of the arachnoid. An arachnoid is one of the membranes that surround and protect the spinal cord nerves. Arachnoiditis causes a patient to experience numbness, tingling and burning pain in the legs and lower back, as well as...

Ankle Stem Cell Therapy Oct 11th, 2019

Ankle injuries are extremely common in active patients, with sprains and fractures being the two most common injuries. Ankle arthritis is also a common condition experienced by many patients as they age or after a sports injury. Stem cell injections in sports medicine are a non-surgical treatment option for patients...

Angina Oct 11th, 2019

Angina, also called angina pectoris, is a condition characterized by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle, causing a wide range of chest pain. Angina is quite common and may be hard for patients to distinguish from indigestion and other simple causes of pain in the chest. Angina symptoms occur...

Andrew Cottingham, MD First Pain Management Doctor to Perform the Vertiflex Superion Procedure Oct 11th, 2019

Pain management doctor, Andrew Cottingham, MD of OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine is the first physician in North Texas to implant the new Vertiflex Superion Indirect Decompression System®. The Vertiflex Superion is a minimally invasive, safe, out-patient procedure that gives patients an alternative to spine surgery for the treatment of...

AmnioFix® Treatment Oct 11th, 2019

What is Joint Arthritis? Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis. Joint arthritis can cause pain and inflammation within the joint. Inflammation occurs when the body’s white blood cells and immune proteins help protect from infection, bacteria and viruses. This response can cause inflammation. Arthritis that is associated with inflammation includes:...

Allograft Stem Cell Therapy Oct 11th, 2019

What is Allograft Stem Cell Therapy? Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help accelerate the healing process for many acute and chronic injuries. Bone marrow aspirate (BMAC) utilizes stem cells to help with both healing and regeneration of injuries. Patients under the age of 60 generally achieve tissue regeneration using...

Terry White’s Recovery From Long Term Back Pain Oct 11th, 2019

Terry White was no stranger to back pain. Six years ago, Terry suffered a series of torn discs in his L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels. The injury to his lower back caused severe nerve pain that extended into his legs which lead to a constant limp while he walked. He had pain...

Stem Cell Injections Oct 11th, 2019

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of adult stem cells for orthopedic injuries, such as chronic tendon injuries and cartilage injuries. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers the latest in stem cell orthopedic injections to patients living in the greater Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth,...

How Steve McGee Found Pain Relief with the Abbott DRG Stimulation System Oct 11th, 2019

Steve McGee was born with clubfoot and an extra bone in his left foot. Clubfoot is a deformity that causes the foot to turn inward. Typically, infants with clubfoot can be treated with braces, but due to the extra bone, Steve was unable to use braces. Before the age of...

Abbott Axium Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation System Oct 11th, 2019

According to the National Institutes of Health, 90 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as moderate to severe pain that persists for more than one month. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a type of chronic pain that affects a part of the body...

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks Oct 11th, 2019

The sympathetic nerves run on the front surface of the spinal column (not in the spinal canal with the nerves from your central nervous system). The sympathetic nerves are part of the autonomic nervous system, which basically controls functions like blood flow to the extremities, sweating, heart rate, digestion, blood...

Surgery Alternatives for Sports Injuries Oct 11th, 2019

Sports injuries can be devastating for an athlete. Every time an athlete steps on the field or court, there is a risk of injury involved. Sports injuries can occur for a number of reasons including sudden impact, poor technique, overuse and improper gear. For athletes suffering from sports injuries, OPTIMAL...

Spinal Arthritis Oct 11th, 2019

It is estimated that millions of Americans suffer from facet joint pain. This type of pain is characterized by chronic pain in any part of the spine from the neck to the lower back. One of the most common causes for facet joint pain is spinal arthritis. OPTIMAL Pain &...

Piriformis Injection Oct 11th, 2019

Are you experiencing pain in your buttock or numbness and tingling down the back of your leg and into your foot? You may have piriformis syndrome. For those seeking a more conservative treatment option for piriformis pain, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers a piriformis injection to patients living in...