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Degenerative Disc Disease – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Spinal discs naturally degenerate with age due to wear-and-tear, but this doesn’t always lead to pain or other symptoms. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition (not actually a disease) in which degenerated discs cause pain and/or other symptoms that cannot be explained by any other condition. DDD is a leading cause of back [...]

June 11th, 2019|

Did You Know that Genesis Conducts its Own Studies?

Most clinical trials are developed, funded and managed by pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Here at Genesis Research, we also conduct “investigator-initiated studies”. These are research studies that are developed and managed by our own doctors and research team. Investigator-Initiated Studies Investigator-initiated studies are subject to all the same regulations, safety standards, and ethical [...]

June 3rd, 2019|

Neuropathic Pain – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Chronic pain falls into a number of categories. Two major categories are Nociceptive and Neuropathic pain. Further classification depends on where the pain is located and what is causing it (i.e. cancer-related, musculoskeletal, somatic or visceral, etc). Many chronic painful conditions will involve mixed nociceptive/neuropathic/other pain types. In this article, we briefly explain the [...]

October 17th, 2018|

Clinical Trials – Medical Device Trials

Here at Genesis Research Services, we conduct a large number of clinical trials for new medical devices, as well as pharmaceutical / drug trials. In general, the approach to testing devices is fairly similar to testing new drugs - there is a need for preclinical research, there are strict regulations, safety and ethical requirements, [...]

September 5th, 2018|

Medical Devices – Neuromodulation / Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain

Neuromodulation represents an advanced pain management therapy for patients with chronic, refractory pain. The term “neuromodulation” refers to the therapeutic administration of electrical stimulation (or chemical agents) directly to the nervous system (spinal cord, brain or peripheral nerves) in order to modulate nerve cell activity. The aim is to interrupt pain signalling at the [...]

January 17th, 2018|

Spondyloarthritis – Symptoms, Treatment & Clinical Trials

Spondyloarthritis (also known as spondyloarthropathy) is a diagnostic term that encompasses a range of inflammatory conditions involving the joints. The term literally means arthritis of the spine, and indeed back pain is the most common symptom, however the peripheral joints (i.e. arms, hands, legs and feet) can also be affected. Recent classification criteria separate [...]

November 14th, 2017|

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