Medial Branch Blocks

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...

Degenerative disc disease refers to the pain, the weakness, or the numbness that occurs from a deteriorated disc in the spine, more than often due to aging. If you have been experiencing back pain along with numbness or a prickly sensation, you may be suffering from this condition. Mostly for aging individuals, disc degeneration is one of the most common causes...

Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life that, to a great extent, you can have control over - it is for this reason that when in pain, strong addictive drugs such as opioids should be avoided and therapies provided. Nutrition, diet, exercise, and medical treatment - these are all variables in which you have a...

If you have been dealing with pain for an extended amount of time, it may be time for you to consider a new alternative. As we all are “painfully“ aware, pain medications provide only short-term relief. Dealing with ongoing pain can disrupt your daily routine and can ultimately cause a negative outlook on life. Thankfully, there are now some interventional...

If you have constant pain in the lower back, you may have a condition called degenerative disc disease. This may seem scary, but the good news is that the pain can be managed without surgery. Degenerative disc disease is often caused by wear and tear or an injury to the lower back. It is actually more common than you think. Among...

Instead of treating your pain with prescription drugs – which offer only temporary relief – you may want to consider special injections. Many of those suffering from pain in the spine and lower back are finding relief with facet injections and medical branch blocks. A facet block consists of an injection that contains both an anesthetic and steroid, so you feel...

Unfortunately, pain plagues a vast number of Americans – 50 million, to be exact. If you’re one of those people, you may feel that relief is out of reach. You may feel as though you’re destined to depend on pain medications for the rest of your life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are now clinics that...

When many people think of injections, they imagine vaccinations. However, shots do more than preventing illness. The medical community, including the team at Integrated Pain Consultants, is also increasingly using injections to help diagnose and treat pain in some regions of the body. Many doctors and pain specialists use injections such as epidurals, medial branch blocks and sympathetic blocks to...