Back Pain

If you’ve been diagnosed with a compression fracture, you know first-hand how small damages can add up to a lot of back pain. Those with compression fractures are usually 55+ and have been experiencing microscopic cracks in the vertebrae for many years. Hairline fractures may not cause pain on their own, but en masse they can cause the vertebrae to...

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...

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...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we see a number of patients suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as CRPS. This chronic condition often happens to the legs or arms after an injury. It's caused by damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system and can be categorized into either type 1 or type 2. However, the symptoms of either...

Most adults have some degree of degenerative disc disease, a common condition that can lead to severe pain. At Integrated Pain Consultants, we specialize in pain management while putting conservative methods first. Back pain is the most common reason a person seeks out pain specialists, and degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes. Specifically, lumbar degenerative disc disease...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, radicular pain, also known as Sciatica, is one of the most common complaints of patients. Aptly named, this back pain "radiates" from the lower back down the leg. The cause can vary, but one of the most common is when lumbar spinal stenosis is present. This is an otherwise harmless growth in the bone and/or tissue...

Lower back pain is the most common back complaint, but the Integrated Pain Consultant specialists know that upper back pain is just as frustrating. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat it. What causes it, and what’s the best approach for your pain management solution? The upper back is made up of the thoracic spine. The spine itself consists...

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...

The Mayo Clinic and your team at Integrated Pain Consultants agree that back pain is the most common complaint, caused by a variety of issues from strained muscles to a bulging disc. Back pain is most common in the low back, between the hip bone and ribs. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available, and many are non-invasive. There’s...