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Nerve pain is often described as feeling like jolts of electricity, burning, or pinpricks. It can range wildly in severity and may be chronic (or it may be intermittent). Integrated Pain Consultants works with nerve pain (neuropathy) sufferers to design a pain management approach that’s conservative, safe, and effective. Sometimes nerve pain is related to a condition (such as diabetes,...

Many people believe opioids are the “best” pain relievers, offering the most relief in the quickest way. Integrated Pain Consultants offers a variety of options for pain management, prioritizing a conservative approach. There are many avenues for pain relief and pain management, including alternative therapies. It appears that news outlets are catching on to this fact, with PBS reporting in...

You probably know at least one other person with a bulging disc. It’s a common issue that the experts at Integrated Pain Consultants regularly treat. Bulging discs happen when the cartilaginous discs between the spinal vertebrae bulge out and into the spinal canal. Bulging discs may be accompanied by an impinged nerve root and cause tingling, weakness, numbness, and/or pain...

When the spaces between your spine narrow, it causes spinal stenosis. This can then cause pressure on the nerves throughout the spine, leading to nerve pain, numbness, and/or tingling. Spinal stenosis is most often found in the neck or lower back. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in back pain and offers a number of treatments, including conservative and alternative therapies. We also...

Most cases of neuropathy, or nerve damage, in America, are “idiopathic.” This means there’s no known cause. The experts at Integrated Pain Consultants specialize in treating nerve pain related to all types of neuropathy, including motor neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. These two types of nerve damage are the most common outside idiopathic and require different types of pain management. Integrated...

Opioids are a common prescription for pain management, but Integrated Pain Consultants know medication management is just one option for pain relief. As the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, we’re learning more about the potential side effects of using opioids as treatment. A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) “The Impact of Opioid...

Many people consider “arthritis” a single issue, but there are more than 100 types of arthritis and “like diseases.” Integrated Pain Consultants helps all types of arthritis sufferers with pain management and relief. Still, just a few types of arthritis are the most common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 30 percent of adults with...

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and stressful. However, many patients don’t think about cancer-related pain until it’s a reality. At Integrated Pain Consultants, pain management for cancer is a specialty with conservative and alternative treatments at the forefront. Depending on the type of cancer, a variety of pains may be experienced. For example, bone cancer is linked to spinal...

The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has recommended cannabis to treat opioid overuse disorder (OUD). Integrated Pain Consultants experts know the importance of conservative and alternative treatments, offering options to those in pain in Arizona—but what about around the country? Every year, around 500 people in New Mexico die from an opioid overdose, and the Albuquerque Journal estimates that “tens...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients come into the office and say, “I have neuropathy” and aren’t sure what to do next. Having patients feel this way is common because many diagnoses of neuropathy, or nerve damage, are “idiopathic.” In other words, there’s no known cause for the nerve damage. Don’t worry though, even if your neuropathy is idiopathic; there...

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