Medial Branch Blocks

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...

Many pain reduction therapies are temporary, such as joint injections that last for about six months on average. However, why get a medial branch block if it just lasts a few hours? This spinal injection available at Integrated Pain Consultants works by temporarily blocking pain signals sent by the medial branch nerves. These are the nerves found in facet joints...

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...

Reducing arthritis pain isn’t impossible or something only powerful painkillers can do. Facet arthropathy, or arthritis, affects millions and stops them from doing the things they love. The good news is it isn’t just something you have to deal with. Medial branch injections target the affected facet joints, relieving your pain. This gives you more freedom to go back to doing...

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) might sound scary, but most people will experience some degree of DDD in their lifetime, and it’s a commonly treated complaint by Dr. Nikesh Seth at Integrated Pain Consultants. DDD is the term that describes disc deterioration in one or more spinal discs. Research in the Medical Advisory Secretariat estimates that 40 percent of people aged...

Medial branch blocks are both a diagnostic tool and immediate pain management tool that Dr. Nikesh Seth often uses to determine best pain management solutions for patients. It is one of many minimally invasive, alternative therapies offered at Integrated Pain Consultants. Medial branch blocks are injections of a strong anesthetic directly to the medial branch nerves that relay facet joint...

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...

Bulging Disc Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Options A bulging disc is a medical condition that is exactly what it sounds like. Everyone has discs between their vertebrae that provide cushioning, otherwise bone would rub directly against another bone. Think of them as the spine’s shock absorbers. Bulging discs occur when these discs “bulge” out of their usual alignment. It could be...

A medial branch block is a diagnostic tool to determine the source and cause of spine pain. It’s one of the many techniques available at Integrated Pain Consultants and can help you, and your doctor determines the next best step towards pain management. This procedure involves injecting an anesthetic into the medial branch nerves that connect to a painful facet...

Dr. Nikesh Seth offers a variety of pain management treatments, including the medial branch block. It’s a local, strong anesthetic that affects the medial branch nerves—those responsible for the facet joints. These joints are in the spine and are the little bony points between vertebrae. When facet joints are inflamed, low back pain happens. This pain can become radicular and...

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