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Orthovisc / Viscosupplementation injections are an increasingly popular alternative therapy for pain relief that helps some patients avoid medications and sometimes even surgery. At Integrated Pain Consultants, non-medicated approaches are prioritized because they’re natural, safer, and often times highly successful. 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,...

Kyphoplasty is an alternative therapy to surgery and pain medication, and a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. Alternative therapies can help with the diagnosis, treatment, and healing of injuries by offering a holistic and non-addictive approach to pain management. Over one million fractures have been treated via kyphoplasty since 1998 when the Food and Drug Administration approved the “KyphX Inflatable...

Opioids naturally occur in the body in small amounts, but now that the country is in the middle of an opioid crisis, it’s time to find out more about this “wonder drug’s” origin. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize natural, non-addictive pain management therapies for chronic pain. However, when used short-term, opioids can still be an effective and safe means of treatment....

In October 2017, the President declared the opioids epidemic a national health crisis. At Integrated Pain Consultants, alternative therapies are almost always encouraged before opioid treatment. Opioids are a powerful narcotic that do a great job at treating a myriad of pains, but they’re also highly addictive and linked to numerous overdoses (and even deaths) each year. But how do...

For many patients, avoiding prescription medication and surgery is paramount to a safe, full recovery from an injury. However, finding pain specialists who prioritize alternative therapies can be a challenge—that’s why Integrated Pain Consultants offers radiofrequency ablation as well as a host of additional alternative therapies. This minimally invasive procedure requires just local anesthetic and light sedation. How Radiofrequency Ablation Works A...

Opioid abuse has been dubbed an epidemic for years, but earlier in 2017 it officially became a “public health emergency.” What’s the difference, and what does that mean for pain sufferers? At Integrated Pain Consultants, alternative and natural therapies are prioritized to avoid the risky side effects of long-term opioid use. The opioids that naturally occur in the body are...

The United States is in the midst of an opioid/opiate epidemic, and Integrated Pain Consultants are committed to providing patients with a form of pain management that is safe and holistic. Opioids are a naturally derived pain relief drug derived from opium poppies. Opiates are a class of synthetic opiates that mimic natural opioids. Both can be highly addictive, but...

Joint injections are a common procedure at Integrated Pain Consultants and an alternative to pain medications like opioids which can be addictive. As the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, it’s important to seek out alternatives that are effective, fast, and don’t have serious risks such as dependency. Joint injections reduce inflammation and irritation in the joints...

Our country is in the middle of an opioid crisis, just elevated to a national health emergency, and Integrated Pain Consultants wants every patient to receive effective and safe pain relief. Spinal cord Stimulation, or SCS, may be effective in treating joint pain, back pain, nerve pain, neck pain, and certain types of knee pain. It’s always best to try...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we’ve unfortunately seen a number of new patients who are victims of the opioid epidemic. Both opioids and opiates (the synthetic counterpart) are strong pain management drugs that can be highly addictive if taken for prolonged periods of time. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 12.5 million people in the...

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