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If you’ve been diagnosed with a compression fracture, you know first-hand how small damages can add up to a lot of back pain. Those with compression fractures are usually 55+ and have been experiencing microscopic cracks in the vertebrae for many years. Hairline fractures may not cause pain on their own, but en masse they can cause the vertebrae to...

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, which is why Integrated Pain Consultants prioritizes conservative pain management and offers a variety of pain relief options. Some communities are facing a large disparity when it comes to battling the epidemic, and black urban communities are at a higher risk of opioid abuse and overdoses than other populations. According to...

The human body is a complex machine with numerous parts, and types of parts. Integrated Pain Consultants works with patients suffering from a variety of complaints, but one of the most common is rotator cuff syndrome. The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body, featuring numerous parts (many of them small) that move in every possible plane. It's...

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, states are expanding their Medicaid programs to offer more alternatives to the addictive pain relief drug. At Integrated Pain Consultants, opioids for pain management are reserved for specific, often short-term avenues for pain management. There are many opioid alternatives available, some of which don't require drugs at all. Medicaid is finally catching up...

The most common pain complaint in the U.S. is back pain. The majority of adults suffer from it to some degree, and in some cases, the back pain can be debilitating. Back pain, along with a host of other types of pain, has been driving the prescription of opioids for pain management, but there are alternatives available. However, along with...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients arrive and say, "I have neuropathy" - but nobody has clearly explained what this means and what treatment options are available. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners. What Exactly is Neuropathy? As the name suggests, neuropathy impacts...

Does marijuana help or hurt the opioid epidemic? There are arguments on both sides of the fence, and Integrated Pain Consultants is committed to offering the right pain management plan for patients with a conservative opioid strategy. A number of state governments are currently suing drug companies for allegedly utilizing misleading advertising about the benefits (and costs) of opioid drugs....

People might joke that hip pain and broken hips are the hallmarks of old age, but anyone can suffer from hip pain. It's one of the most common types of joint pain, and a top reason patients seek out medication management for pain. Surprisingly, the pelvis (which is part of the hip system) is the most unique part of the...

Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize customer comfort and safety, which is why opioids for pain management are reserved for very specific and often short-term cases. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners. What Are Opioids Opioids are a natural substance (unlike opiates which are a...

Facet joint arthritis is one of the most common causes of intense low back pain and neck pain. Most adults complain of back pain, and the odds increase with age. However, the degree of pain can vary. Facet joint arthritis is linked with disabling pain, but there's good news. This type of arthritis almost never involves spinal nerves and there...

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