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At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients are referred to the clinic because they’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy or “nerve pain.” However, they’re rarely educated on what exactly that means or what kind of neuropathy they have. Neuropathy is an umbrella term that includes a number of diseases and ailments. Nerves all throughout the body can be damaged, either by injury...

You’ve probably seen Naloxone in the headlines as the opioid epidemic continues in the United States. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in offering opioid alternatives ranging from platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) to kyphoplasty, but at the heart of these more conservative measures is a desire to decrease dependency on dangerous, addictive medications. This starts with education. What is Naloxone? Naloxone is carried by...

Back pain is one of the most common of complaints. It’s the most common ailment that brings patients to Integrated Pain Consultants, particularly for those looking for an alternative to opioid prescriptions. In the U.S., lower back pain is the number-one cause of disability. The Global Burden of Disease reports that it has also skyrocketed to become the leading cause...

Nerve pain, or neuropathy, is a common diagnosis, but it actually encompasses a wide variety of nerve pain types. Integrated Pain Consultants works with patients to pinpoint the type of nerve pain, the cause, and offers holistic and safe treatment options. Nerve pain is either caused by an injury or a disease, and can happen at any part of the...

Many people accept joint pain as a part of getting older—but do you have to? At Integrated Pain Consultants, joint pain is one of the most common complaints, especially among patients who are older, athletes, or those who carry excess weight. These three conditions can certainly cause and exacerbate joint pain, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it...

There are alternatives to pain management that aren’t invasive and don’t require ongoing prescription drugs. At Integrated Pain Consultants, medical experts prioritize conservative treatments, including medial branch block injections. This simple injection is a strong and local anesthetic that impacts the medial branch nerves. These nerves support the facet joints (zygapophysial joints) and are part of the spine’s framework. The...

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...

Nerve pain is often described as feeling like jolts of electricity, burning, or pinpricks. It can range wildly in severity and may be chronic (or it may be intermittent). Integrated Pain Consultants works with nerve pain (neuropathy) sufferers to design a pain management approach that’s conservative, safe, and effective. Sometimes nerve pain is related to a condition (such as diabetes,...

Many people believe opioids are the “best” pain relievers, offering the most relief in the quickest way. Integrated Pain Consultants offers a variety of options for pain management, prioritizing a conservative approach. There are many avenues for pain relief and pain management, including alternative therapies. It appears that news outlets are catching on to this fact, with PBS reporting in...

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...