Facet Injections

There are a few types of blocks available at Integrated Pain Consultants, so how can you understand the differences between them? Two of the most common are facet blocks and medial branch blocks. A facet block is an injection of anesthetic combined with a steroid into a spinal joint. A medial branch block is pretty similar, except the medication is...

Degenerative disc pain is so common that nearly everyone will experience it. Back pain in general is the most common complaint that brings patients to Integrated Pain Consultants. Our spinal discs degenerate as we get older because we depend on our backs to do most of the heavy lifting throughout our life. Poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle (particularly at...

Whether you have back pain, joint pain, or any other type of pain, Dr. Nikesh Seth offers a wide variety of treatments including mainstream and alternative solutions. A lot of patients are frustrated when they see their GP or go to urgent care for pain. It seems like there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, no matter how severe or complicated their injury...

Facet joint syndrome is similar to arthritis, and it’s one of the most common issues treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth. Facet joints are only located in the spine and can cause severe pain in the lower back or neck. It’s a degenerative syndrome caused by cartilage breaking down or becoming inflamed. Since the spine is a column of highly moveable bones...

Sports injuries increase in summer months, and Dr. Nikesh Seth, voted a Top Doc 2015 – 2018, offers a variety of safe, effective injections. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in alternative therapies for all injuries, including sports, to minimize dependency on addictive prescriptions and the risks of surgery. Sports Injuries and Summer Summer is earmarked for little league games, athletic camps, and gearing...

Dr. Nikesh Seth, voted a Top Doc every year from 2015 – 2018, treats all types of arthritis including osteoarthritis. At Integrated Pain Consultants, osteoarthritis is a common complaint and is a degenerative disease that breaks down the cartilage in facet joints. When this occurs, the lack of cartilage in the joints causes stiffness, immobility, and pain. How Facet Joints Are...

The definition of work injuries has changed in past years, and Dr. Nikesh Seth treats a variety of these injuries from carpal tunnel syndrome to herniated discs. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritizes correct diagnoses and conservative treatments so clients can avoid risks related to addictive medications and surgical interventions. Legally, work injuries don’t even have to take place “on the job” anymore....

Facet joint arthritis is one of the most common causes of intense low back pain and neck pain. Most adults complain of back pain, and the odds increase with age. However, the degree of pain can vary. Facet joint arthritis is linked with disabling pain, but there's good news. This type of arthritis almost never involves spinal nerves and there...

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...

You may have tried prescription medications and physical therapy to attempt to relieve lower back pain. Perhaps you have had less than perfect pain relief. Injections are indeed growing in popularity, as they provide targeted and immediate relief in most cases. Instead of popping a pill and hoping that it will relieve your back pain, you can now choose to...

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