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Common Causes of Failed Back Surgery and What You Can Do About It Oct 1st, 2022

You’ve suffered from chronic back pain for some time and finally decided to have surgery. However, back surgery isn’t always successful. Back surgery has a success rate no higher than 95%, and other risk factors can increase your odds of post-surgery pain. If you’re still coping with chronic back pain...

Suffering From Knee Arthritis? Trigger Point Injections May Help Sep 23rd, 2022

Arthritis is a painful condition that can become disabling, especially when the disease affects your knee joints. At Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Texas, with four Texas locations, our team of specialists offers effective and nonsurgical solutions for knee arthritis and the joint pain it causes. An effective solution we...

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: The Noninvasive Solution to Lower Back Pain You Haven't Tried Sep 1st, 2022

Your back is vital to your ability to stand upright, walk, and perform most physical functions. The spine, muscles, nerves, and other tissues in your back not only allow for most movement in your body, but the spinal cord alone is responsible for helping to regulate body temperature and to assist...

The Benefits of a Multifaceted Treatment Approach for Peripheral Neuropathy Sep 1st, 2022

With an estimated 20 million or more people in the United State suffering from peripheral neuropathy, it’s important to treat the disease in a manner that will provide the best relief for patients. Though some doctors may focus primarily on just one treatment approach (i.e. medication), our approach at the...

Why Your Posture Problems Are Literally a Pain in the Neck Aug 1st, 2022

With 43% of American adults suffering from neck pain at any given time, it’s safe to say most of us will wake up with it at some point.  Posture problems contribute to neck pain. With much of the population addicted to their mobile devices and an increasing number of people working from...

10 Benefits of IV Therapy Aug 1st, 2022

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a great way to supplement your body with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. This treatment bypasses your digestive tract and delivers the nutrients directly into your bloodstream, so you receive the full benefits of your therapy. At Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas, our expert team offers IV...

Why It Is Important to See a Doctor if You Are Suffering From Erectile Dysfunction Jul 1st, 2022

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), it’s easy to feel like you’re all alone. But ED is actually a common condition, affecting about 30 million American men, according to data from the American Urological Association.  Lots of issues can cause or contribute to ED and its symptoms, including underlying medical...

When to Consider Surgery For Your Herniated Disc Jul 1st, 2022

Your spine is a complex and vital part of your body that houses your spinal cord and allows you to move, stand, and walk. But because it sustains wear and tear on a daily basis, your spine is also susceptible to disorder, dysfunction, and injury.  One of the most common...

How to Ease Your Knee Pain Without Surgery Jun 1st, 2022

A painful knee can result from osteoarthritis, a soft tissue injury, a fracture, or one of many other conditions that affect the knee. These conditions often come with mobility limitations, swelling, and other problems that stop you from using your knee for standing, running, and walking with ease.  Here at...

Is Spinal Stenosis Reversible? Jun 1st, 2022

Your nerves travel in and out of your spinal column, a slender tube that runs the length of your back and neck. There’s not much wiggle room in your spinal spaces, so any deformity, injury, or inflammation can easily compress your nerves and cause pain, weakness, and numbness. At Neuropathy...

5 Encouraging Facts About Sciatica May 1st, 2022

The symptoms of sciatica are notorious. Intense, electric pain that shoots down a nerve from the lower back into one leg is a common complaint, yet comparatively few people experience the real thing. Lumbar radiculopathy, the medical name for the condition, can be mimicked by other conditions.  There are encouraging...

How to Manage Back Pain After an Accident May 1st, 2022

After an accident, you might realize you’re more injured than you first thought, especially when it comes to back pain. Seeing a doctor promptly after an accident can help you get treatment for an injury before it can develop into a more serious condition. At Neuropathy & Pain Centers in...

How Biologics Can Help You Heal from Within Apr 1st, 2022

Chronic pain is life-altering and debilitating. Often, it’s due to degenerative disease, like arthritis. Your body just can’t build itself back up fast enough to match the pace of deterioration.  Pain medications can sometimes blunt your pain symptoms and physical therapy and movement modification help with function, but at some...

Simple Exercises You Can Do to Strengthen Your Neck Apr 1st, 2022

Do you spend a lot of time staring at your phone or a computer screen? Maybe you’re in the car for long stretches each day, or perhaps you slept in an awkward position. All of these things can cause neck pain and neck fatigue. Luckily, there are simple exercises you...

How PRP Injections Help with Joint Pain Mar 2nd, 2022

Chronic pain is a serious problem in the United States, especially joint pain due to arthritis. Reports show that over 54 million Americans have joint pain from arthritis, and that doesn’t even include the millions more living with joint pain from other diseases or injury. What this data tells us...

When Is Your Headache a Cause for Concern? Mar 1st, 2022

Everyone experiences headaches at least once in a while. Stress, lack of sleep, alcohol,  dehydration, and excess caffeine can trigger pain in any region of the head. But if you’re experiencing debilitating headaches accompanied by other symptoms, or headaches that occur several times per month, it may be a sign...

5 Signs of Sciatica Feb 9th, 2022

Problems with the sciatic nerve are common, affecting 10-40% of the adult population in the country. Typically associated with lower back pain, the symptoms of this nerve condition, collectively called sciatica, can spread anywhere along the nerve’s path.  Since the sciatic nerve itself is a collection of five root nerves...

How Chiropractic Care Helps You Overcome Injuries Feb 7th, 2022

Homeostasis is a dynamic state of equilibrium, in which your body maintains internal stability while adjusting to changing external conditions. When you’re in homeostasis, you function optimally. You handle the normal stresses of life without physical, emotional, or mental harm.  However, an extreme external event — such as a car...

Let IV Nutritional Therapy Boost Your Immunity this Flu and Cold Season Jan 18th, 2022

Your immune system is a complex network that’s on duty 24/7, helping your body stay safe from invading germs. To keep your immune system functioning the way it’s supposed to, you need to support it with ample nutrients. It’d be great if we could get all the nutrients the immune...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy Jan 11th, 2022

Your nervous system is among the most complex and diverse systems your body has, connecting to and in some way regulating nearly every activity. Its four primary functions are receiving sensory input (touch, pressure, pain, temperature), receiving and perceiving special sensations (taste, smell, sight, auditory), processing sensory input from different...

What Are The Stages of Peripheral Neuropathy? Dec 8th, 2021

Peripheral Neuropathy affects more than 20 million people in the United States. With it being so prevalent, it’s important to remain educated on what causes peripheral neuropathy and all of the stages neuropathy takes on. Peripheral neuropathy occurs due to damaged nerves of the peripheral system which comprises all nerves besides...

5 Natural Methods That May Help Improve Your Erectile Dysfunction Nov 30th, 2021

What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction or ED, occurs when a male penis cannot have or sustain an erection. If this is something you deal with, you are not alone. It affects more than 30 million men in the United States alone!  Generally, this happens to men as they age...

Scoliosis Pain? Understand Your Treatment Options Nov 19th, 2021

Scoliosis management is complex, and it is mainly dictated by the type of scoliosis encountered. There are syndromic, congenital, neuromuscular, or idiopathic. The seriousness of the curvature and skeletal maturity, which help predict the likelihood of development, influence treatment options for idiopathic scoliosis. As “obtained best results in 10-25 degrees...

Non-Surgical Treatment for Spinal Stenosis Nov 3rd, 2021

ALL-NATURAL NON-INVASIVE, TREATMENTS  Lower back and neck pain can make you put a pause on daily activities you love to participate in as a result of pain. If you are living with pain and it is slowly getting worse with time and the ways in which you are coping with...

Spinal Decompression Treatment for Chronic Back Pain Sep 16th, 2021

Back pain affects about 65 million Americans each year, and is also the 6th most costly condition in the United States. Back pain can stem from a variety of causes, such as injury, arthritis, sciatica, and more. If one continues to live with back pain, this can lead to additional...

Can Neuropathy Be Cured? Sep 14th, 2021

Many people wonder whether or not neuropathy is a curable condition. To answer this question, yes it is curable, but this comes with active treatment once a patient is diagnosed with neuropathy. Neuropathy affects more than 20 million Americans each year, and despite these statistics, many people are hesitant to...

The Top Symptoms and Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy Aug 4th, 2021

Neuropathy is a condition of the nervous system that affects more than 20 million Americans. This common condition is a result of damage to the Peripheral Nervous System, which is responsible for sending signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Neuropathy results in extreme pain, weakness, and...

Knee Pain: Causes, Factors, and Getting Treatment Jul 15th, 2021

Our knees are one of the most important parts of our body, but they can also be known as one of the most problematic. Knee pain affects around 100 million Americans every year, and knee pain is also the second leading cause of chronic pain. Common causes of knee pain...

Commonly Misdiagnosed: Arthritis Jun 17th, 2021

A lot of patients come to Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas with a misdiagnosis and report, “I was diagnosed with arthritis by my doctor.” To which we usually respond, “Okay, how? Did the doctor take an X-Ray? Orthopedic evaluation? Did they do anything?” Upon further questioning, the patients will respond, “Well no,...

When Should I Get Treated for Neuropathy? Jun 4th, 2021

Neuropathy is a condition that affects more than 20 million people in the United States. With so many people experiencing symptoms of neuropathy you’d think more people would seek treatment, however few end up actually doing so and instead live with constant pain. Our team at Neuropathy and Pain Centers...

The Most Common Symptoms & Causes for Erectile Dysfunction Apr 29th, 2021

Erectile dysfunction can impact 50% of men over the age of 50 and we’ve collected the most notable common symptoms and causes of erectile dysfunction.  Many men hit their 50th birthday and might be surprised to find that sexual pleasure is not as easily achieved.  Erectile dysfunction occurs when blood flow...

Top 5 Signs of Neuropathy in 2021 Apr 16th, 2021

Top 5 Signs of Neuropathy in 2021 We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 signs and symptoms of neuropathy for 2021. The top five signs and symptoms of neuropathy might surprise you. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can sometimes be vague. We’ve had thousands of patients through our doors over...

Facts & Myths about Erectile Dysfunction Mar 29th, 2021

Facts and Myths about Erectile Dysfunction Simply put, erectile dysfunction is a man’s inability to have or maintain an erection. Nearly 30 million men in the United States have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. And while it’s a fairly common health concern for men, especially those who are age 65 and...

Diabetic Neuropathy: How Can I Manage It? Mar 15th, 2021

Neuropathy, also known as “nerve damage,” is an uncomfortable condition common in people with diabetes. People with neuropathy experience weakness, numbness and pain in their hands and feet. The symptoms of neuropathy can have a real impact on daily life, from sleeping to driving and beyond. At least 60-70% of...

How Do I Know If I Have Erectile Dysfunction? Mar 1st, 2021

Few men want to talk about their inability to get or maintain an erection, however, erectile dysfunction can have a profound impact on relationships and self-esteem. Fortunately, trouble in the bedroom doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction. Most men will have problems with an erection at some point...

Neuropathy & Diet: Does it Matter? Feb 15th, 2021

Neuropathy & Diet Patients and caregivers must be conscientious of diets that may help to alleviate peripheral neuropathy symptoms, as well as the foods that may increase these symptoms. Knowing how the body responds to certain foods may be key to reducing peripheral pain.Your nerves need the right balance of nutrients...

What causes Erectile Dysfunction? Feb 1st, 2021

Erectile dysfunction has been shown to affect over 30 million men over the age of 20 in the United States. It affects men of all ages and becomes increasingly prevalent with age. What is erectile dysfunction?  Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough...

What is Neuropathy? Jan 25th, 2021

Neuropathy is the damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that cause you to feel pain. It may cause a tingling, burning, numbness or shooting of pain in the affected area which causes you a lot of discomfort from accomplishing many things. Everyday tasks will now feel like a...

Is Regenerative Therapy Therapy Safe? Apr 11th, 2018

Choosing a medical treatment for your chronic condition is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Although your pain has reached an intensity that has you desperately searching for a solution, the main priority of most patients when considering medical treatment is: How safe is...

Regenerative Therapy Costs, Insurance, and You Apr 11th, 2018

One of the most common concerns about stem cell therapy is cost. More patients are becoming interested in trying stem cell therapy but questions about pricing, affordability, and insurance coverage are preventing them from reaching out. It’s a natural concern, but it’s also a scary thought. No patient should have...

What is Regenerative Therapy and How Does it Work? Mar 29th, 2018

Beginning research into stem cell therapies can be confusing because there is a ton of misleading information about the procedures available. Most people stumble upon these sensational treatments while in search for options to eliminate the pain and chronic conditions plaguing their lives. If you suffer from degenerative orthopedic conditions, muscle...

Real Risks of Back Surgery Dec 18th, 2017

Stiffness and aches in the back can be common, but when back pain becomes a chronic condition, the impact on your life can be unbearable. When your pain level has reached high enough to affect your mobility and independence, you may be considering a surgical option for relief but don’t...

Coping with Seasonal Allergies Naturally Oct 22nd, 2017

It’s been all over the news, so you’ve probably seen it: research indicates that people who use allergy medications regularly may be at greater risk for dementia. Building on a study published last year, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found that people who use anticholinergic medications, like Benadryl and Claritin,...

Easy Knee Exercises to Ease Knee Pain Sep 17th, 2017

If you’re suffering from chronic knee pain, there’s a better way to ease your pain than taking pain medications or simply suffering through the pain! Try these easy knee exercises to strengthen your joint, which can help relieve pain. Those suffering from chronic knee pain know that it can have...

Staying Hydrated when Temperatures Soar Aug 20th, 2016

As the temperatures rise, hydration becomes even more important than it usually is. Whether you’re working out in the heat, or just enjoying the warm weather, it’s vital to stay hydrated, to prevent heat stroke and keep your blood circulating properly. Water is an often overlooked nutrient, essential to the...

Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for when it’s too Hot to Cook Aug 4th, 2016

When you think of a slow cooker, do you automatically think of winter? Warm stews and hot creamy soups, hearty roasts and chili- these are the standard crock pot fare for most people. What you may not realize, though, is that the slow cooker can be an extremely valuable tool...

Natural Sun Protection for your Skin Jul 26th, 2016

We all know the dangers of UV exposure. Ultraviolet rays can damage skin, aging it and even causing skin cancer, but conventional sunscreen can also be dangerous, and often contains toxic chemicals. The FDA has not created rigorous standards for sunscreens, and many contain chemicals that can absorb into the...

Five Health Conscious Summer Vacation Destinations May 31st, 2016

What are your summer vacation plans? Do you intend to do nothing but relax, and indulge your every dietary whim? Or are you more inclined to find a health conscious summer vacation destination, and use your down time to do something good for your body? If the second option sounds...

Do Eyes Need Special Protection in Summer? May 19th, 2016

Your eyes are very important, and also extremely delicate, so they require special care. You might wonder, though, is there a season during which the eyes need extra protection. As you may have guessed, summer can be hard on your eyes, and it’s crucial that you take good care of...

What to do about Indoor Allergens Mar 23rd, 2016

It’s wintertime, and it seems like everyone has got the sniffles. While much of that gets blamed on the common cold, which runs rampant at this time of year due to immune systems depressed by the cold and too much togetherness, a good portion is actually allergies. How can that...

The One Resolution You Should Ditch This Year Mar 17th, 2016

Each year, across the nation, people make tons of New Year’s resolutions, most of which fall by the wayside by the time Valentine’s Day arrives. Maybe this is the year you quit smoking, or do more volunteer work, or learn to say no more often. It’s certainly honorable to set...

Keeping Eyes Healthy in Winter Mar 9th, 2016

Winter weather has an impact on many systems of the body. The colder weather can depress our immune systems, dry out our skin, and cause our joints to ache. But what does it do to our eyes? The winter months are a vulnerable time of year for your eyes, but...

Healthiest Winter Vacation Spots and Travel Trends Mar 4th, 2016

Are you looking to get away this winter? Whether you’re trying to escape the cold by heading to a more tropical destination, or you’re from a warmer climate and dashing off to see some snow, the winter is a great time to travel. One hot trend in travel this year...

8 Great Winter Workouts to Try Jan 28th, 2016

In winter, there are tons of great reasons to remain active and not give into the lure of a sedentary lifestyle. Exercising in winter has many benefits though, not least of which is its fat burning power, and capacity to raise your spirits. What’s more, it can be great fun!...

Vegetables: To Cook, or Not to Cook? Jan 13th, 2016

When it comes to food, there’s one point on which just about everyone is in agreement: it’s a good idea to eat vegetables. Packed with nutrients, vegetables are good for many different ailments, as well as overall health and wellness. How we eat our vegetables is a different story. Some...

How much do you Know about Exercising in the Cold? Jan 6th, 2016

Some people love the feel of a brisk winter workout, while others use the cold as an excuse to stay indoors and remain snuggly warm. No matter which opinion you favor, it’s possible that you have some misconceptions about exercising in the cold. Here, we answer some common questions, in...

The One Resolution You Should Ditch This Year Dec 30th, 2015

Each year, across the nation, people make tons of New Year’s resolutions, most of which fall by the wayside by the time Valentine’s Day arrives. Maybe this is the year you quit smoking, or do more volunteer work, or learn to say no more often. It’s certainly honorable to set...

Common Winter Illnesses and How to Avoid Them Dec 16th, 2015

The winter brings with it brisk temperatures, plenty of time indoors, and an increased risk of illness. But is getting sick in winter inevitable? While winter illness is common, there are certainly steps you can take to be proactive in keeping it at bay. The common cold can be caused...

Is Paleo for You? Dec 2nd, 2015

Certainly, by now everyone has heard of the Paleo diet. Unless you yourself have been living in a cave for the past few years, the chances are good that you know someone who follows this so-called “caveman diet”, and many people find it very rewarding. Paleo devotees say that their...

Is Immunotherapy the Cure for Cancer? Nov 18th, 2015

The battle against cancer seems never-ending, and cancer treatment is often almost as bad as the disease itself. Harsh chemicals pumped into the bodies of cancer patients cause devastating side effects that lead some to decide to stop treatment entirely. Worse, many chemotherapy treatments have become virtually ineffective, leaving some...

Health Food or Hype? Nov 11th, 2015

If you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, you may be confused by all the claims made about health food. It seems like every week a new food is touted as a “superfood”, and a new concept about how we should eat is introduced. How can you distinguish the truth...

Boost your Immunity before Cold and Flu Season Hits Nov 4th, 2015

The summer is over, cooler weather is right around the corner- is your immune system ready for cold and flu season? The chill in the air means the season for illness is not far behind, but you can boost your immunity and protect yourself from sickness. We have some tips...

Beating Insomnia Naturally Oct 29th, 2015

It’s common wisdom that a good night’s sleep is important, but what if you have insomnia? Those who have trouble falling asleep, or fall asleep easily enough, but can’t seem to stay asleep, are missing out on a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Some medications designed to help you...

Five Yoga Poses to do from your Chair Oct 22nd, 2015

Yoga continues to gain popularity, and with good reason. A practice that improves posture and flexibility, yoga has also been shown to lower blood pressure and relieve stress. But maybe you’ve decided yoga isn’t for you. It’s true, some people have physical limitations that prevent them from doing yoga, like...

Power up your Walk with Intervals Oct 15th, 2015

Are you getting the most benefits you can from your walk? If you’ve gotten into a good walking routine, you may start becoming restless, and feeling like you’d like to push yourself a little further. The solution? Intervals! When you incorporate intervals and strength-training moves into your walk, you’ll not...

Is your Diet Ruining Your Health? Oct 8th, 2015

With obesity at epidemic proportions, it’s not surprising that dieting is a huge national pastime. Whether they’re cutting out carbs, drastically reducing calories, eliminating gluten, or cutting out animal-based foods, Americans love to modify their eating habits to solve problems of weight or poor health. But could our diets actually...

Treating Herniated Discs without Surgery Sep 30th, 2015

How much do you know about treating herniated discs? If you’re suffering from symptoms like back pain, sciatica, or weakness in your lower extremities, you may find yourself quickly becoming an expert on all things herniated disc related. You may be concerned that you’ll have to submit to a surgical...

Running is Healthy Exercise: Here’s how to make it easier Sep 23rd, 2015

If you’ve decided to up your healthy exercise by taking up running, you’ve probably noticed one thing: running can be hard! While sometimes you might feel unbreakable, like you can breeze through the longest run of your life, other times it seems impossible to even make it through your normal...

Knee Surgery Alternatives Sep 16th, 2015

If you’re considering knee surgery or replacement, have you looked into any knee surgery alternatives? While some people may require knee surgery to alleviate pain caused by an injury or arthritis, many are better served by options that are not as intrusive. The truth is, knee replacement surgery is major...

Improve your Joint Health to Improve your Life Sep 9th, 2015

How’s your joint health? Many of us don’t even think about our joints, unless they begin to trouble us. When a joint or tendon becomes painful, however, it’s hard to think of anything else! How can you improve your joint health? A few simple lifestyle changes can improve not only...

Back to School Weight Loss Plan Sep 1st, 2015

How does this time of year work for your weight loss goals? For many parents, the end of summer signals the beginning of the heightened stress season, as back to school amps up our commitments, with the holidays nipping at its heels. It’s often hard to stay on track with...

Nutrition Goals vs. Damage Control Feb 10th, 2015

Now that it’s February, and that New Year feeling has faded to a memory, you may find that your resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Especially when it comes to dieting, it’s often hard to stick to your goals. Why is that? For many people, it’s because the plans they...

An Introduction to the World of Natural Wellness and Functional Medicine [INFOGRAPHIC] Jan 25th, 2015

Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, migraine headaches, or chronic fatigue? Have you tried conventional approaches but still haven’t been able to find relief? If so, it may be time to consider visiting Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas, in Fort Worth. Functional medicine seeks to treat each patient...

The Basics of Diabetic Neuropathy Prevention Jan 25th, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately half of people who are living with diabetes suffer from some form of nerve damage. When nerve damage is the result of diabetes, it is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. Typically, diabetic neuropathy is more common among people who have been living with diabetes...

Recognizing Early Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis Jan 25th, 2015

Arthritis is a condition that causes joint inflammation in various areas of the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs in one or multiple joints in the body that have no relationship to one another. Rheumatoid arthritis affects similar joints on opposite sides...