Blog Archive

What Are My Options if I Have Degenerative Disc Disease? Oct 31st, 2019

If you have degenerative disc disease, you know how awful it can feel and how desperate you can get when all you want is relief from the pain. This is a common experience for Americans —  one study showed that one-third of adults ages 40-59 have evidence of degenerative disc...

5 Common Causes of Arm Pain You Should Be Aware of Sep 9th, 2019

An injury that affects your shoulders, arms, wrists, or hands can interfere greatly with your daily routine. When the injury is obvious, such as a fractured wrist, treatment focuses on reducing your pain, healing the injury, and getting you moving again. What do you do, though, when there is no...

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early Aug 16th, 2019

Scoliosis causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 2%-3% of the US population. While most people who have mild scoliosis find that it doesn’t interfere with their lives, some children aren’t so lucky.  At Texas Spine Consultants, Dr. Michael Hennessy provides early diagnosis and...

What’s Causing Your Leg Pain? Jul 22nd, 2019

If you’ve pulled a muscle in your leg or have a sprain or a strain, you know exactly why you hurt. But often, leg pain doesn’t present an obvious source, and you may limp along without getting it treated. Many times, the source can be traced to your back. When...

5 Ways to Avoid Tech Neck Jun 14th, 2019

If you’re like most, you spend a significant amount of time hunched over a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Often, the time spent using technology can result in neck pain, referred to as tech neck. Tech neck is the pain or stiffness that occurs when your neck is bent forward for...

You Could Have a Herniated Disc: Here are the Top Symptoms to Look For May 20th, 2019

Unexplained physical pain in your arms and legs can develop into one of the biggest barriers to living an active life. Many of Dr. Michael Hennessy’s patients at Texas Spine Consultants in Addison and Plano, Texas, have a herniated disc. This common and painful condition results when pressure on the...

Facts and Myths About Injection Therapy Apr 11th, 2019

Chronic neck and back pain not only affects your physical health, but your mental and emotional health too, leaving you feeling defeated and desperate for any treatment that provides a glimmer of hope. Although injection therapy may seem like the solution you’ve been seeking, we here at Texas Spine Consultants...

8 Things You Can Do To Prevent and Manage Lower Back Pain Mar 13th, 2019

About 80% of adult Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives. For a lucky few, these incidents are isolated and short. For others, it’s a lifelong relationship with pain management. In rare cases, there’s a physical problem about which you can do nothing. For the majority, however,...

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Adult Scoliosis Feb 8th, 2019

Scoliosis can sound like a frightening diagnosis, but it’s much more common than you may realize, and usually doesn’t cause additional health problems. Here at Texas Spine Consultants in Addison and Plano, Michael Ware Hennessy, MD, is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and managing scoliosis for...

Considering a Nerve Block for Your Chronic Pain? Here are 4 Things You Need to Know Jan 22nd, 2019

Pain can be a useful tool that your body uses to indicate something’s gone wrong. Chronic pain, however, can outlast its usefulness and greatly interfere with the way you live your life. The goal for treating chronic pain includes identifying the source of the pain and providing relief from your...