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Lumbar radiculopathy is one of the most common patient complaints. In fact, three to five percent of the population complain of lumbar radicular pain, and even more people struggle with the pain in silence. From spinal surgeries to pain management clinics, these patients may feel like they're being tossed around with no understanding of what's happening. That's why isn't important to understand...

Pain is a big problem. More than 20 percent of American adults live with chronic pain. Seven percent say that their pain limits their work and social lives.  Every person should know about pain management as it is possible to control severe pain through a number of regimens.  What injections and medications can a person take? How can psychological therapy help with...

Peripheral neuropathy is a pain disorder characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves—the system of nerves that reside outside of your central nervous system. These tissues extend outward from the brain and spinal cord to innervate your limbs, muscles, organs, etc. However, these nerves are not invulnerable to damage. Injuries, health conditions, and exposure to toxins may cause harm to these...

Have you been dealing with abnormal pain or other troubling symptoms following physical trauma or surgery? Do you feel like your injury should be healed already, but the symptoms only keep getting worse? Your symptoms may be due to a relatively rare condition known as complex regional pain syndrome (or CRPS). CRPS occurs when your nerves become damaged as the result...

What is Kyphoplasty? Have you been diagnosed with a spinal fracture or a compression fracture? These spinal column issues can be extremely painful. Even worse, they may result in permanent deformity. If treated early with a minimally invasive procedure called kyphoplasty, you may be able to restore height to the spine. This, in turn, may lead to significant pain relief, reduced...

Each year, the abuse of opioids—both medications and illicit drugs like heroin—causes an alarming number of fatal overdoses. According to the CDC, opioids were implicated in nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths in 2018. In fact, between 1999 and 2018, almost 450,000 individuals died from an opioid overdose. That’s nearly half a million families that will never see a loved one...

Anyone who suffers from chronic migraines wants to do more than simply treat them—they want to prevent the migraines from reoccurring. The intense pain and related migraine symptoms can prevent you from working, doing the things you love, and even leave you bedridden more than once per week. In fact, according to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 90% of...

There are a few types of blocks available at Integrated Pain Consultants, so how can you understand the differences between them? Two of the most common are facet blocks and medial branch blocks. A facet block is an injection of anesthetic combined with a steroid into a spinal joint. A medial branch block is pretty similar, except the medication is...

Radiofrequency ablation, better known as RFA, has been getting a lot of media attention lately because this non-invasive procedure really works. Athletes love it, but Integrated Pain Consultants has been getting requests from all types of people (and professions!) who are interested in minimizing or even eliminating their pain with a quick, painless session. RFA uses an electric current from...

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid dependency or addiction—or even heroin addiction—it’s understandable that you would be both interested in and wary of suboxone. Integrated Pain Consultants only offers safe and effective treatment options to patients, and that includes options for those weaning off of opioids. Suboxone Therapy is different because it uses a different molecule...

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