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At Integrated Pain Consultants, we consider all avenues for back pain relief, and spinal cord stimulation is one option that’s been growing in popularity. Some patients shy away from therapies with “spinal cord” in the name, but it’s actually a very safe solution to a variety of complaints. It’s a therapy designed to hide the pain signals sent from your...

At Integrated Pain Management, we keep up with all the latest news in medication management, including how laws effect practices. If you’ve never heard of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), you probably don’t dabble much in retirement benefit laws. It’s an age-old law enacted by the President Ford administration. For most people, it’s linked to their retirement benefits....

The Mayo Clinic and your team at Integrated Pain Consultants agree that back pain is the most common complaint, caused by a variety of issues from strained muscles to a bulging disc. Back pain is most common in the low back, between the hip bone and ribs. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available, and many are non-invasive. There’s...

The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and your pain management team at Integrated Pain Consultants want everyone to know the truth behind opioids for medication management. Using a comprehensive approach to pain management, a reputable care team will be able to decrease opioid need. This is vital, considering the drug is highly addictive the American Society...

If you have been living with chronic pain and your current pain relief therapies are not working, Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy may be an option for you. Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a neurostimulation therapy proven to be effective for many chronic pain sufferers. Recommended by doctors for almost 45 years to control chronic pain in the back, arms, and...

Arthritis of the lumbar facet joints can be a source of significant low back pain. The facet joints link each vertebra together and are aligned on the back of the spinal column. Articular cartilage covers the surfaces where these joints meet. As with other joints in the body that are covered with articular cartilage, the lumbar facet joints can be...

Because of the mounting overdoses and deaths from the opioid-addiction crisis sweeping across the U.S., drug manufacturers are racing to come up with safer painkillers for pain management in treatment plans. 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. Companies are highly motivated to...

Many are confused when they hear the terms bulging and herniated discs. What, if anything, is the difference? Our discs lie between the vertebrae in the spine and when damaged cause back pain. Essentially, what discs are composed of is an outer layer made of tough cartilage that surrounds a much softer cartilage in the center. Visualize a small, cream filled...

Rest assured there are treatments for sciatica- the backaches and shooting pains can be controlled with epidurals when exercises fail to ease the pain. Sciatica refers to pain that can radiate along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your...

Knee Pain is a common problem, and because it is so prevalent there are a plethora of options available such as Joint Injections, and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Orthovisc. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) can affect your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down. Surgery can help bring relief, but doctors almost always advise trying other treatment options first. We also invite...

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