Epidural Injections

When people hear “epidural,” Dr. Nikesh Seth knows that most people think of easing the pain of childbirth in a single shot. Epidurals are a highly effective and popular form of pain management for mothers in labor, but these injections can also be used to treat a wide variety of pains. Epidural is a household name, even though many people...

Most people have heard of “epidurals” and frequently link them with labor pains. However, epidural injections can be used to treat a variety of pains, and it’s a specialty of Integrated Pain Consultants. This quick treatment can provide instant pain relief for both short-term and chronic conditions, and might be a fantastic alternative to prescriptions drugs such as opioids. What Is...

You probably know at least one other person with a bulging disc. It’s a common issue that the experts at Integrated Pain Consultants regularly treat. Bulging discs happen when the cartilaginous discs between the spinal vertebrae bulge out and into the spinal canal. Bulging discs may be accompanied by an impinged nerve root and cause tingling, weakness, numbness, and/or pain...

Opioids are a common prescription for pain management, but Integrated Pain Consultants know medication management is just one option for pain relief. As the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, we’re learning more about the potential side effects of using opioids as treatment. A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) “The Impact of Opioid...

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and stressful. However, many patients don’t think about cancer-related pain until it’s a reality. At Integrated Pain Consultants, pain management for cancer is a specialty with conservative and alternative treatments at the forefront. Depending on the type of cancer, a variety of pains may be experienced. For example, bone cancer is linked to spinal...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients come into the office and say, “I have neuropathy” and aren’t sure what to do next. Having patients feel this way is common because many diagnoses of neuropathy, or nerve damage, are “idiopathic.” In other words, there’s no known cause for the nerve damage. Don’t worry though, even if your neuropathy is idiopathic; there...

Integrated Pain Consultants prioritize customer comfort and safety, which is why opioids for pain management are reserved for very specific and often short-term cases. 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. What Are Opioids Opioids are a natural substance (unlike opiates which are a...

The odds of being diagnosed with neuropathy nearly quadruples when we reach the 55-age benchmark. Integrated Pain Consultants sees numerous patients suffering from neuropathy, sometimes to debilitating degrees. There are many reasons why peripheral neuropathy risk increases as we age, and one of the factors is simply a higher risk of suffering from physical trauma and certain diseases. Both can...

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...

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