Conditions

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Conditions

Here at Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we treat a number of conditions that can cause acute and/or chronic, life-altering pain. Under the direction of Dr. Don Enty, we focus on treating these conditions and developing specialized pain-management treatments that can help make pain a thing of the past.

If you are experiencing debilitating pain from one of these conditions, schedule an appointment at our Keller, Southlake or Mid-City offices to see how our treatments can help get you back to the pain-free life you deserve.

Arthritis/ Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common sources of pain as we age. While many people think of arthritis as a single disease, it is actually an informal term to describe joint pain or joint disease. While arthritis is prevalent in individuals age 65 and over, it can impact anyone, no matter their age, gender or background. In fact, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America today.

The good news is at Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we can help you manage your pain, so arthritis no longer leaves you on the sidelines.

Our treatments include specific attention to osteoarthritis—a type of arthritis that impacts the entire joint including the bone, cartilage, ligaments and the joint lining. While this disease can impact any joint in the body, here at one of our greater Fort Worth area offices, we often see osteoarthritis in the knee.

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cushion between the joints, also known as cartilage, starts to break down from normal wear and tear. Without this cushion, the bones can begin to rub against each other, causing stiffness, swelling and a great deal of pain. While osteoarthritis is most common in individuals 65 and older, there are other risk factors for this condition including genetics, overuse of the joints, previous injury, and obesity.

Currently, there is no cure for osteoarthritis. At Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we have a number of pain management treatments available that can help you get your osteoarthritis pain under control. Cortisone injections and regenerative therapies for pain can go a long way in helping any patient manage their osteoarthritis pain.

Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain can impact any person at any time, and can sideline even the most active and healthy individuals. Whether your neck and back pain is from an injury, poor posture, overuse or just wear and tear, the experts here at our Dallas Fort Worth area offices can help.

In some cases, the cause of neck and back pain is quite obvious, such as pain from a fall, accident, or a whiplash injury. This type of trauma can take some time to heal, but with our state-of-the-art treatments and the proper recovery plan, many people can get back to a normal life following a whiplash injury.

While whiplash injuries are common, the source of neck and back pain isn’t always obvious. Many people suffer from chronic neck and back pain, which can make even the simplest daily activities a struggle. While injuries are common causes of neck and back pain, other conditions and diseases may also be the cause including:

Stress
Osteoporosis
Cervical spinal stenosis
Arthritis
Herniated discs
Meningitis
Fibromyalgia

Here at Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine, we can help you discover the cause of your neck and back pain and help you get the pain management treatments you need to finally overcome your neck and back pain for good.

Joint Pain

Joint pain can effect virtually any joint in the body causing anything from mild discomfort to severe pain and stiffness in your joints. Here at our Fort Worth area clinic, we see patients with all types of joint pain, but find that the most common issues with joint pain happen in the hip, knee or shoulder.

Hip Joint Pain

Hip joint pain can not only impact the joint, but it can also radiate down the thigh and groin. Typical causes of hip joint pain can include:

Arthritis
Inflamed tendons from overuse
Hip fractures
Snapping hip syndrome
Bursitis
Osteonecrosis

While severe cases may require surgery, in many situations, injections, medication, regenerative therapies, pain-management and rest can help treat this type of joint pain.

Knee Joint Pain

The knee is not only the largest joint in the body, but it is also one that causes the most joint pain. Knee pain can come from a variety of sources, ranging from injuries and tendon tears to arthritis and normal wear and tear. Knee pain is extremely common in people of all ages and activity levels, but it doesn’t mean that you have to live with knee joint pain. Cortisone injections, therapy, exercises and pain management can all help with this type of pain.

Shoulder Joint Pain

The shoulder is a remarkable joint with a wide range of motion. However, it is prone to injury. There are a number of issues that can cause shoulder joint pain, including:

Rotator cuff injuries
Inflamed tendons
Arthritis
Bursitis
Pinched nerves
Torn cartilage
Frozen shoulder
Tendonitis
Dislocated shoulders

When you hurt your shoulder joint, it can considerably limit your mobility and cause a great deal of pain. With the right pain treatment plan, this limiting shoulder pain can finally be a thing of the past.

Spinal Arthritis/ Facet Pain

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. While many people associate arthritis with being localized to the hands and fingers, it can occur in any joint of the body.

 

Here at Genesis pain management, one of the most debilitating types of arthritis we see in our patients is spinal arthritis. Also known as facet pain, this type of arthritis specifically targets the facet joints along the spine, causing chronic irritation.

 

Spinal arthritis can be caused by overuse, spinal injury, obesity or just the natural aging process. When this happens, the cartilage between the facet joints in the back of your spine starts to break down, causing extreme back pain. Typically, the pain is worse at the beginning or end of the day and everything from sitting or standing for too long, to changes in the weather can irritate this condition.

 

While there is no cure for spinal arthritis or any form of arthritis, treatment can help prevent additional facet joint damage, and help you get your pain under control, so you can return to the healthy, active lifestyle you deserve.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is one of the leading causes of back and neck pain in people today. Over time, everyone will experience some wear and tear on their spinal discs. However, individuals with degenerative disc disease will experience an excessive amount of disc deterioration along their neck and back.

Without this cushioning disc between the vertebrae, the joints can rub together and cause severe pain. What is most shocking about degenerative disc disease is that it often impacts healthy, active individuals in their 30s and 40s—leaving many people shocked when they receive this diagnosis.

Symptoms of this disease can vary from person to person, but the common signs of degenerative disc disease include:

Chronic neck and back pain
Radiating numbness down the spine and into the extremities
Pain when standing
Pain that increases when sitting
Discomfort when changing positions
Pain that worsens when twisting or lifting
Sharp pain while bending
Weakness in leg muscles
Tingling in the leg muscles or arm muscles

If you are experience unexplained neck or back pain or any of these symptoms, you may want to take the time to learn more about degenerative disc disease and what you can do to help alleviate the pain associated with this condition. Here at our Dallas Fort Worth area pain management clinics, we see some patients suffering from degenerative disc disease and work to help them get the relief they deserve.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve condition in the world. Many people with this disorder experience extreme pain in the hand, along with numbness and weakness in the area.

 

This condition is more common in women and occurs when the median nerve that passes through the “carpal tunnel” opening in the hand is compressed. Typically, people with carpal tunnel, not only experience pain in the hand but weakness, tingling and that “pins and needles” sensation that often accompanies nerve issues.

 

Carpal tunnel typically impacts the area around the thumb, index and long fingers and many everyday activities can make this discomfort worse.

 

While carpal tunnel is common and can make everyday life quite difficult, the good news is, it is often treatable. Pain treatments, anti-inflammatories and splinting the hand can all provide carpal tunnel relief. If you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and are looking for a reprieve, schedule a consultation appointment with Genesis Pain and Regenerative Medicine for more information on how our services can help.