Genesis Medical Clinic

Which Pain Management Technique Is Best for Arthritis?

Arthritis is a health condition that affects your joints. It’s disabling in nature and causes untold pain. The following are types of arthritis:

  • Childhood arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (the most common reason for severe joint inflammation)
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (inflammatory arthritis of the spine)
  • Musculoskeletal pain and disability

Arthritis pain can be acute: short term, or chronic: long term.  The pain ranging from mild to severe. Chronic pain affects your physical, social, psychological and emotional well being. Chronic pain interferes with your quality of life. (more…)

Whiplash Chiropractic Treatment

Whiplash chiropractic treatment should be personalized according to each individual unique cases. It’s important you talk to your chiropractor about your whiplash chiropractic treatment plan before you begin it. Your chiropractor should exam you to determine the appropriate treatment for your whiplash injury, based on the primary dysfunction the exam detects. Chiropractic treatment often involves approaches such as manipulation, stimulation and muscle relaxation, exercises, lifestyle and ergonomic changes.

Tampa Chiropractor

The main whiplash chiropractic treatment is spinal manipulation. Your chiropractor gently moves the affected joint into the direction of the restriction. Do note that there is not enough evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation is an effective long-term treatment for whiplash but there are short-term benefits.

Secondary whiplash chiropractic treatment like muscle relaxation will gently stretch your muscles. Which helps with tight muscles. Your chiropractor also will address factors that need to be changed in your home, work and in your recreational life. (more…)

Pain Management Helps With Sports, Auto and Work Injuries

Injuries occur every day. Thousands of people get injured at work, while playing sports, have auto accidents etc. Injuries which develop from them range from minor to chronic. It could even leave you with chronic – long-term – pain.

Sports Injuries

Every year there are more than seven million sports related injuries. Poor training practices, accidents, being out of shape, not having the proper protective gear, and not warming up properly cause sports injuries yearly. The most common sports injuries include of minor aches and pains due to sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations, knee injuries, swollen muscles etc.  Sports injuries should be immediately looked at by a doctor, especially if there is numbness, swelling or severe pain, feels abnormal or unstable. Sport injuries can lead to long-term pain even after treatment. The largest age group affected is those between the ages of five and 24, making up half the injuries.  (more…)

Injured on the Job, In Need of Workers' Compensation?

According to the State of Florida’s Department of Workers’ Compensation, you need to do these three things if you’re injured on the job:

  • Notify your employer immediately to get the name of an approved physician. Workers’ comp insurance may not pay the medical bills if you don’t report your injury promptly to your employer.
  • Notify the doctor and medical staff that you were injured on the job so that the bills may be properly filed.
  • If you have any problems with your claim or suffer excessive delays in treatment, contact the State of Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation at 1 (800) 342-1741.

Need more information as a Florida employee, please download this workers’ compensation brochure, made available by Florida’s Division of Financial Services. (more…)

The Gate Control Theory of Chronic Pain

The Gate Control Theory of Chronic Pain is a famous theory about how pain works, devised by Patrick Wall and Ronald Melzack in 1965. The gate control theory of pain asserts that non-painful input closes the “gates” to painful input, which prevents pain sensation from traveling to the central nervous system. Therefore, stimulation by non-noxious input is able to suppresses pain.

Pain is a complex process that is experienced differently in various situations and is influenced by a countless number of factors. One’s experience of pain depends on how the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system interact in the way they process pain signals. The central nervous system comprises of the spinal cord and the brain. While, the peripheral nervous system include nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, branching nerves in the torso and extremities, as well as nerves in the lumbar spine region. (more…)

In Need of Urgent Medical Care? We Can Help!

Genesis Medical Clinic is now accepting new patients. We see patients with urgent medical need and treat illness, aches and pain. We also are seeing patients for school physicals and sports physicals. In fact, from now till end of August, we offer a discounted price of $49 for your school and sport physical at our Temple Terrace location. Call us at (813) 549-7465 to make your appointment or walk in on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our board certified nurse practitioner is specially trained to diagnose and treat a variety of chronic conditions and illness, provide preventive care and take care of your sport and annual school physical.