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You may have heard of kratom, the alternative and allegedly all-natural pain reliever. At Integrated Pain Consultants, patients often ask for non-addictive, organic alternatives for pain relief, and that's a smart approach to take. Usually, you'll find kratom in smoke shops (both tobacco and recreational marijuana shops). Kratom is an herbal drug derived from the kratom tree, common in Southeast...

The odds of being diagnosed with neuropathy nearly quadruples when we reach the 55-age benchmark. Integrated Pain Consultants sees numerous patients suffering from neuropathy, sometimes to debilitating degrees. There are many reasons why peripheral neuropathy risk increases as we age, and one of the factors is simply a higher risk of suffering from physical trauma and certain diseases. Both can...

The specialists at Integrated Pain Consultants often see patients complaining of neck pain. It's one of the most common complaints (right up there with back pain), and can stem from a host of diseases, disorders, or traumas. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include degenerative disc disease, neck strain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and trauma such as...

Most people think "arthritis" is a single disease, usually found in the elderly, but arthritis is a term to group together joint pain or joint disease. There are many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, which is a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. This type of arthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease, or colloquially "wear and tear arthritis." It's...

New year, new pain-free you? Integrated Pain Consultants is now offering ketamine infusions for the treatment of chronic pain. 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. Ketamine is a type of anesthetic that was first discovered in 1962 and was approved by the...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we see a number of patients suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as CRPS. This chronic condition often happens to the legs or arms after an injury. It's caused by damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system and can be categorized into either type 1 or type 2. However, the symptoms of either...

"Opioids" is a term used to group together a variety of painkiller medications, but they also include sub-categories of agonists, partial agonists, and antagonists. At Integrated Pain Consultants, all opioids are prescribed very conservatively and almost always for short-term pain situations (such as recovering from a broken bone). Recently, Dr. Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, addressed exactly what the differences in these...

Bulging discs are a leading cause of back pain. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in treating a wide variety of back pain, and bulging discs can cause a wide degree of pain from discomfort to debilitating. It happens when a disc in the spine compresses a nearby nerve root. Bulging discs get more common as we age because the fibrous parts...

Most adults have some degree of degenerative disc disease, a common condition that can lead to severe pain. At Integrated Pain Consultants, we specialize in pain management while putting conservative methods first. Back pain is the most common reason a person seeks out pain specialists, and degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes. Specifically, lumbar degenerative disc disease...

The research is in-and according to scientists, if you take opioids for chronic pain that's not related to cancer (think low back pain or migraines), then you face a risk of addiction, side effects, and/or overdosing that isn't worth the gamble. At Integrated Pain Consultants, we want to ensure patients are both comfortable and safe, which is why opioids are...

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