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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of pain and disability on a global scale. Integrated Pain Consultants works with you to create a sustainable, long-term treatment plan that is safe and reliable for arthritic patients. The first step is a correct diagnosis, particularly with arthritis because there are many types of arthritis and common comorbidities. Learning about your condition...

Work injuries have been highly prevalent and they’ve continuously changed throughout the years. Integrated Pain Consultants keeps pace with work injury trends, offering minimally invasive and non-invasive options for pain management. Over the years, injuries from more sedentary styles have become common as more and more workers shift to a sedentary desk job. However, no injury trend has skyrocketed as...

Almost everyone will have some degree of degenerative disc disease (DDD) in their lifetime. It’s one of the most common complaints at Integrated Pain Consultants, but luckily there are treatments available beyond medication management. DDD is also known as spinal disc degeneration, and it makes sense why this is so common. Our spinal discs are the cushions between our vertebrae...

There are no stringent guidelines over when acute pain becomes chronic pain. Integrated Pain Consultants is your leading Phoenix pain clinic and treats acute pain, chronic pain, and the kind of pain that hasn’t “settled” on a definition just yet. Acute pain by definition is shorter and not lifelong. It can be very quick, such as a papercut, or it...

Yes! Integrated Pain Consultants offers joint injections in any joint of the body if a detailed evaluation with our pain specialists determines that injections might be helpful in minimizing your pain. These injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive. They’re also relatively comfortable because they involve an injection of both an anesthetic to numb the area along with a corticosteroid. Our joints...

The word “epidural” often makes people think of a woman giving birth, but the reality is that epidural injections can help reduce pain in a number of situations. It’s one of the most popular pain management tools at Integrated Pain Consultants. Epidurals might be tightly associated with childbirth these days, but these injections were not initially invented strictly for those...

There are all types of specialists in the medical world, but pain specialists aren’t as well-known as cardiologists, pediatricians, and many other household-name specialists. Integrated Pain Consultants is your Phoenix pain clinic committed exclusively to helping you reduce pain safely and effectively. Why are pain specialists in such short supply and so needed right now? Consider the opioid epidemic. In...

Our joints allow us to move and these hyper-mobile parts of the body are prone to wear and tear just like the rest of us. Many patients seek out Integrated Pain Consultants for help with joint pain, and the first step in a detailed evaluation is establishing the cause of the joint pain and the severity. Aging joints are vulnerable...

You might think a pandemic would decrease the number of sports injuries since teams are no longer practicing and playing like they used to, but that isn’t the case. Integrated Pain Consultants has seen an increase in sports injuries since the pandemic began. This is because people are rightfully avoiding the gym, in-person coaches, and personal trainers in favor of...

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