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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...

America’s history of drug legislation is surprisingly young, and filled with staggering revelations. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize alternative, natural pain management approaches before considering a drug-based approach. However, most of us aren’t aware of the short and shady history of drug legislation in the country, and it can be a real eye-opener. Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of scare tactics, exaggeration and a...

Have you tried pain medication like opioids without success, or are you worried about the potential dependency on these drugs? Have steroid injections in the back, knees, or neck been unsuccessful? You might be a good candidate for sympathetic blocks, a popular opioid alternative at Integrated Pain Consultants. Our sympathetic nerves start in the spinal cord and branch out in...

Do you have knee or joint arthritis and need fast, effective, and safe pain management but worry about the addictive risks of medications like opioids? Have you tried other conservative procedures but the pain is still unmanageable? Integrated Pain Consultants offers orthovisc/viscosupplementation injections, also known as hyaluronan injections, might be the answer you’re looking for. These injections fall under a...

Kyphoplasty is a type of outpatient surgery for patients with a spinal compression fracture, and it’s a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. If you’ve heard about the opioid epidemic and are wary of taking addictive prescription drugs, kyphoplasty might be an excellent alternative for you. The relatively fast procedure requires no overnight stays and can help with a variety of...

Integrated Pain Consultants prioritizes patient safety and comfort. The country is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, just upgraded to a national health emergency, and offering alternatives to addictive opioids and opiates is a priority. There are many procedures that are healthy, natural, and drug-free alternatives to opioid and opiate use. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an option for some...

The terms opioid and opiate are often used interchangeably, and at Integrated Pain Consultants we’re committed to ensuring patients know the difference. There is a big difference between the two, and that’s important to know given the current epidemic in the U.S. As more patients are looking for pain management thanks to injuries (sometimes chronic), living longer, diseases and more,...

Lower back pain is the most common back complaint, but the Integrated Pain Consultant specialists know that upper back pain is just as frustrating. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat it. What causes it, and what’s the best approach for your pain management solution? The upper back is made up of the thoracic spine. The spine itself consists...

Finding the right pain management treatment is crucial, and your Integrated Pain Consultants might recommend sympathetic blocks as part of your treatment plan—but what are they? If you haven’t enjoyed adequate pain relief with medication or steroid injection for the back, neck or knees, it might be time to try something new. We also invite you to learn more about Dr....

Chronic pain lasts longer than 3 – 6 months, and your team at Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize safe medication management to avoid opioid addiction. Chronic, long-term pain can be debilitating and lead to lost wages, loss of life enjoyment, and can even keep you from taking care of the basic activities of daily living. Fortunately, there are a number of...

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