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The Arthritis Foundation reports that 54 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis in the US, and Integrated Pain Consultant’s board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth routinely works with patients to ease the symptoms of this debilitating disease. There are multiple types of arthritis, and it’s not reserved only for adults. Around 300,000 children have either arthritis or...

Most people have heard of “epidurals” and frequently link them with labor pains. However, epidural injections can be used to treat a variety of pains, and it’s a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. This quick treatment can provide instant pain relief for both short-term and chronic conditions, and might be a fantastic alternative to prescriptions drugs such as opioids. What Is...

For years, rheumatoid arthritis was thought of as an ailment suffered by older patients, but that’s no longer the case. This relatively common and debilitating type of arthritis has been seen in younger and younger patients, and Integrated Pain Consultants is committed to helping all arthritis patients find a treatment plan that works for them. Today, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients are referred to the clinic because they’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy or “nerve pain.” However, they’re rarely educated on what exactly that means or what kind of neuropathy they have. Neuropathy is an umbrella term that includes a number of diseases and ailments. Nerves all throughout the body can be damaged, either by injury...

You’ve probably seen Naloxone in the headlines as the opioid epidemic continues in the United States. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in offering opioid alternatives including kyphoplasty, but at the heart of these more conservative measures is a desire to decrease dependency on dangerous, addictive medications. This starts with education. What is Naloxone? Naloxone is carried by a number of first responders, such...

Back pain is one of the most common of complaints. It’s the most common ailment that brings patients to Integrated Pain Consultants, particularly for those looking for an alternative to opioid prescriptions. In the U.S., lower back pain is the number-one cause of disability. The Global Burden of Disease reports that it has also skyrocketed to become the leading cause...

Nerve pain, or neuropathy, is a common diagnosis, but it actually encompasses a wide variety of nerve pain types. Integrated Pain Consultants works with patients to pinpoint the type of nerve pain, the cause, and offers holistic and safe treatment options. Nerve pain is either caused by an injury or a disease, and can happen at any part of the...

Many people accept joint pain as a part of getting older—but do you have to? At Integrated Pain Consultants, joint pain is one of the most common complaints, especially among patients who are older, athletes, or those who carry excess weight. These three conditions can certainly cause and exacerbate joint pain, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it...

There are alternatives to pain management that aren’t invasive and don’t require ongoing prescription drugs. At Integrated Pain Consultants, medical experts prioritize conservative treatments, including medial branch block injections. This simple injection is a strong and local anesthetic that impacts the medial branch nerves. These nerves support the facet joints (zygapophysial joints) and are part of the spine’s framework. The...

A “pain clinic” is a colloquial term for a medical office that specializes in pain relief and management. At Integrated Pain Consultants, conservative and alternative options are prioritized. Not all pain clinics are the same. Some push for prescription drugs, such as opioids, as the primary option for pain relief. In some cases, prescription drugs are the best approach, such...

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