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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...

Joint injections are one of the most common procedures at Integrated Pain Consultants, and even though they might seem straightforward there are still some foundational things you should know. For starters, not all joint injections are the same. They may use different drugs based on your type of pain, and the most common steroids used are hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, and methylprednisolone...

Integrated Pain Consultants is committed to providing you with a wide range of holistic and alternative options beyond what your GP or surgeon can provide. A lot of the time, these approaches can help you achieve improved or longer-lasting pain relief, minimize or eliminate dependency on pharmaceuticals, and even delay or avoid surgery. One option is manipulation under anesthesia, also...

Kyphoplasty requires a small incision in the back so that a narrow tube can be placed leading to the fractured area. It is a common procedure at Integrated Pain Consultants, the place that offers a suite of options to help relieve all types of pain. Fluoroscopy is also used during kyphoplasty to ensure optimal positioning. With x-ray images, a medical...

Ideally, when a patient is suffering from pain the root cause can be identified and fixed. Sometimes that’s the case and sometimes it’s not, but a reduction in pain is always possible at Integrated Pain Consultants. Pain is typically the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, but this system doesn’t always work perfectly. Sometimes pain signals continue...

Osteoarthritis, or OA, commonly occurs in the knee. It’s one of the most common complaints at Integrated Pain Consultants and we offer a variety of treatments for all types of pain. Viscosupplementation for OA in the knee can go a long way in offering pain relief and even delaying knee surgery. Unlike other types of joint inflammation, OA is a...

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