Neck Pain

Although degenerative disc disease in the lumbar (lower back) is very common, Dr. Nikesh Seth also treats the most common cause of neck pain: degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine. There is no one single cause, and experts believe that there is a genetic component to this painful condition. Wear and tear of the cervical spine (neck), as well...

Like Dr. Nikesh Seth, Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is interested in ensuring all patients who would benefit from chronic pain care are properly treated. Prof. Lewis recently conducted research on why ethnic minority communities weren’t accessing services to chronic pain as regularly (and as effectively) as New Zealand’s dominant demographic counterpart. The research...

Along with back pain, neck pain is one of the most common complaints treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth. At Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, there's a variety of treatments available including a range of alternative, drug-free therapies. However, understanding the cause of neck pain is foundational in treating it and preventing it from worsening. We live in a society where...

A “pain clinic” is a colloquial term for a medical office that specializes in pain relief and management. At Integrated Pain Consultants, conservative and alternative options are prioritized. Not all pain clinics are the same. Some push for prescription drugs, such as opioids, as the primary option for pain relief. In some cases, prescription drugs are the best approach, such...

When the spaces between your spine narrow, it causes spinal stenosis. This can then cause pressure on the nerves throughout the spine, leading to nerve pain, numbness, and/or tingling. Spinal stenosis is most often found in the neck or lower back. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in back pain and offers a number of treatments, including conservative and alternative therapies. We also...

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...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we prioritize safe medication management for all drugs including opioids. Determining when opioids can be a safe pain management technique requires experience, keeping up with the latest research, and a firm understanding of the current U.S. opioid abuse epidemic. Opioids, when prescribed cautiously, when patients are monitored, and when opioid use is used for short-term management...

If you have constant pain in the lower back, you may have a condition called degenerative disc disease. This may seem scary, but the good news is that the pain can be managed without surgery. Degenerative disc disease is often caused by wear and tear or an injury to the lower back. It is actually more common than you think. Among...

We’ve all experienced pain from time to time – a fall onto the ground, a burn from a hot pot, a major headache, a stubbed toe, even a paper cut. It’s normal to have pain when you’ve injured yourself. That’s your body’s way of telling you someone if wrong. But if your injury has healed and you’re still experiencing pain...

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