Blog Archive

Are You a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator? Feb 12th, 2021

Pain comes in many types — sharp but fleeting, dull and achy, comes and goes, and call 911. But chronic pain encompasses all of these characteristics, plus one more — it never stops.  If you're plagued with pain that won’t let up no matter what you or your doctors have...

Why Exercise Is So Important in Managing Joint Pain Jan 11th, 2021

Your body was made to move. Of course, there are times when movement is detrimental. Pain is your body’s defense mechanism, letting you know when something’s wrong and making you stop and attend to an injury. But that should only be a temporary state. Your body functions best when it’s...

The Role Weight Plays in Your Disc Health Dec 16th, 2020

Chances are you’ve had, currently have, or will have back pain during your lifetime, which puts you in league with about 80% of the population. And one of the most common causes is the dreaded herniated disc. Most people understand that an acute injury can damage a disc, and age-related...

When to Seek Medical Care for Neck Pain Nov 8th, 2020

These days, neck pain is more common than ever. With a smartphone in every hand and a computer on every lap, technology has our necks bent out of shape — literally. Sometimes called “tech neck” or “text neck,” this phenomenon can plague anyone who constantly looks down at their electronic...

Understanding Spinal Stenosis Oct 11th, 2020

Age-related shrinkage isn’t the only thing that narrows your spinal canal. A back injury can do it as well, and so can osteoarthritis, tumors, herniated discs, or thickened ligaments. Whatever the underlying cause, the outcome is the same: spinal stenosis.  Sadly, there’s not much room in your spine to begin...

Using Regenerative Medicine to Manage Abdominal Pain Sep 22nd, 2020

Pain of any kind can be debilitating, and if you have gut-wrenching pain in your abdomen, you could be out of commission indefinitely. What’s worse is that it can seem like your only roads to relief are home remedies or strong prescription medications, neither of which offer true, lasting comfort. ...

Immediate Help for Your Whiplash Injury Aug 18th, 2020

Hollywood movie makers like to outfit car crash victims in neck collars, because it gives the audience an unmistakable visual reminder of the accident and helps sell the pain factor. But it’s not just a prop, and the plot is based in truth — rear-end car collisions cause a violent...

Is There Any Cure for Fibromyalgia? Jul 21st, 2020

Fibromyalgia is not only hard to live with because of the whole-body pain it inflicts, but the mental and emotional exhaustion that comes with it as well. Because there’s no known cause and no definitive diagnostic test for fibromyalgia (FMS), it can often be misdiagnosed and undiagnosed, which means you...

Am I A Candidate for a Pain Pump? Jun 24th, 2020

If you’ve ever been in a hospital and reached for the medication button that automatically dispensed pain-relieving drugs into your system, you understand the concept behind the pain pump. Only this is better, because it's pre-programmed to release just the right dose of just the right medication at just the...

Understanding the Different Types of Neuralgia May 29th, 2020

Be thankful for your peripheral nervous system — it allows you to feel the soft fur of a baby kitten, alerts you to pull back when you touch something hot, makes your dance moves possible, and keeps your heart beating. But if your nerves become damaged (neuropathy), the only thing...

The Importance of Physical Therapy in Battling Pain Apr 9th, 2020

There are times when rest is important for healing, especially immediately following an injury or surgery. But soon (probably sooner than you think), you need to get moving again or risk making your pain worse and your healing period longer. Our team of pain specialists and physical therapists at Regency...

Injection Therapy for Joint Pain Feb 29th, 2020

Most people associate joint pain with arthritis. And while it’s one of the leading causes of stiff, painful joints, it’s not the only one. Your pain can also be the result of infection, injury, illness, overuse, tendinitis, and bursitis to name just a few conditions. Dr. Jason Butler, Dr. Mark...

Understanding Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome Jan 31st, 2020

You expect to feel pain when you break a bone or sprain an ankle. And once it heals, you expect that pain to go away. But what if it doesn’t? Although it’s rare, some traumatic injuries keep hurting even after healing is complete. This phenomenon is called chronic (or complex)...

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Seek Treatment for Whiplash Dec 31st, 2019

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to derive from car accidents, which cause millions of injuries in the US each year. Whether your symptoms stem from such an accident or another cause, such as a fall or football injury, seeking prompt medical care is very important for improving...

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early Nov 30th, 2019

Going through puberty can be hard enough for kids. Young people face growing social pressures at every turn, raging hormones, and an increasingly urgent need to gain more independence in their lives. Unfortunately, the preteen years are also when scoliosis can become a problem. Fortunately, families in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

When Back Pain Doesn't Respond to First-Line Treatment, Rhizotomy May Be the Answer Oct 31st, 2019

According to research, up to 15% of adults in America have debilitating and chronic back pain that significantly decreases their quality of life. Does this describe you? If you’re suffering from persistent, excruciating back pain that doesn’t respond to traditional and minimally invasive treatments, such as spinal manipulation, pain relievers,...

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Sep 30th, 2019

The sensations that radiate down your leg are familiar to anyone who has had sciatica, an irritation of the sciatic nerve that branches off from your spine in the lower back and runs down the length of each leg. The effects can range from mild tingling or numbness, up to...

What’s Causing Your Chronic Headaches? Aug 31st, 2019

Chronic headaches are making life more difficult for over 4 million Americans. The condition not only stops many from focusing at work or spending time with their families, but it’s also associated with a higher risk of depression and anxiety.  Your headaches are considered chronic if you experience them at...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Aug 15th, 2019

Are you noticing neck pain at the end of each day? If you’re like many Americans, your neck pain could be caused by the accessibility of technology delivered through small screens. “Tech neck” is now a recognized condition, with its hallmark symptoms of neck stiffness, rigidity, and pain stretching from...

How Effective is Viscosupplementation in Remedying Knee Pain? Jul 24th, 2019

If you’ve tried everything short of surgery to get rid of your knee pain, you may think you’re running out of options. But, there’s an injection called viscosupplementation that supplies hyaluronic acid to the knee joint, and it may help relieve your pain. Our highly trained medical team at Regency...

Dealing With Nerve Pain When You Have Diabetes Jun 4th, 2019

Nerve damage, known as peripheral neuropathy (PN), can be a biproduct of high blood sugar levels from diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy causes chemical changes in your nerves, hindering their ability to transmit signals. High blood sugar can also damage your blood vessels, making it harder to transport vital nutrients and oxygen...

How Regenerative Medicine Has Become a Game-Changer for Arthritis Sufferers May 22nd, 2019

Over 350 million people across the globe suffer from arthritis. More than 50 million people in the United States alone face the challenges of this disease, and that number grows daily. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month and our team at Regency Pain & Therapy Institute looks forward to helping...

New and Improved Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Drug-Free Relief for Chronic Back Pain Apr 12th, 2019

When you suffer from back pain, finding a treatment that gives you the relief you need to enjoy your life may feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But thanks to advances in medical technology, there’s hope. Here at Regency Pain & Therapy Institute, we’re always looking...