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Joint injections are a quick, minimally invasive option for many people looking for pain relief. It’s one of the most popular treatments at Integrated Pain Consultants, and part of our suite of pain services for back, neck, joint pain, and much more. Recently, Harvard Health Publishing released an article touting the benefits of steroid injections for knee and hip osteoarthritis...

A “broken back” doesn’t automatically lead to paralysis. In fact, there are many types of spinal fractures—and treatments. Integrated Pain Consultants counts with a team of experts, many of whom are double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management, that work with patients suffering from a variety of spinal fractures to determine the best solution for pain management. Kyphoplasty is a...

If you have knee pain, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common complaints heard at Integrated Pain Consultants, where you’ll find a team of experts including many double board-certified doctors in both pain management and anesthesiology. The knees put up with a lot (literally). Many people aged 50+ report some degree of knee pain, but those who are...

Guitarist, songwriter, and founding Queen member Brian May shared an Instagram story recently that detailed exactly what happened to him in early June. Like many patients at Integrated Pain Consultants, May experienced a minor injury that led to excruciating physical and psychological pain. According to May, he was gardening at home when he tore his gluteus maximum muscle, a seemingly...

Fibromyalgia differs from other pain disorders in that symptoms aren’t restricted to pain only. Over and above muscular pain, patients also experience memory and mood problems, sleep issues, and fatigue. The pain that comes with fibromyalgia, though, is often characterized as a rising and dull ache. The good news is that ketamine infusions may help with easing fibromyalgia pain. Helping to Block...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, our team of pain management doctors offers a suite of options to treat pain including radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA works by using an electrical current, created by radio waves, that heats a small part of nerve tissue in order to decrease the ability of these nerve cells to send pain signals. It’s a minimally invasive procedure...

UC San Diego Health has released a statement on the popularity of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and how it can potentially help alleviate both physical and psychological pain. This treatment is available at Integrated Pain Consultants, where many of our pain management professionals are double board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology. UC San Diego Health points out that we often...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, our team of experts is committed to pinpointing the cause of your pain and treating it. Medial branch blocks can do both—the goal of this injection is to determine if your pain is from facet joints by temporarily numbing the medial branch nerves with a minimally invasive injection. If the medial branch nerves are the cause...

Work injuries are common no matter what type of work you do or from where. Integrated Pain Consultants routinely sees patients struggling with all kinds of work-related injuries, from broken bones caused by a slip and fall to carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who had worked from home pre-COVID might already be familiar with the health-related risks of telecommuting, like back...

Medicine can help you feel better. It can maintain your health, too. But all types of medications come with risks and side effects. It doesn’t matter your age or your condition, you need the right medication strategy to ensure you reap the benefits and not the adverse effects of your medicine. Side effects, for example, are the undesired effects of medication. Even...

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