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Dr. Nikesh Seth often sees patients who have been diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SJD) by their general physician. It’s a mouthful, but sacroiliac joint pain is regularly treated at Integrated Pain Consultants where there’s a variety of alternative therapies available. What Is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Dysfunction and pain in the SI joint often mean pain in the lower back and/or the...

Like Dr. Nikesh Seth, Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is interested in ensuring all patients who would benefit from chronic pain care are properly treated. Prof. Lewis recently conducted research on why ethnic minority communities weren’t accessing services to chronic pain as regularly (and as effectively) as New Zealand’s dominant demographic counterpart. The research...

When a patient complains of pain in the shoulder joint, Dr. Nikesh Seth knows it may be a rotator cuff injury. It’s one of the most common causes of pain in the shoulder joint, and one of the most commonly treated shoulder injuries at Integrated Pain Consultants. The rotator cuff is a highly mobile area that’s made up of muscles...

Dr. Nikesh Seth regularly sees patients in their 40s and 50s who are rejecting the term “middle-aged” for the trendier “mid-century modern,” and just like fabulous vintage houses you’ll probably notice some groans at this age—and the need for a little “updating.” Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in treating osteoarthritis, but many patients don’t realize their minor complaints are actually common...

Along with back pain, neck pain is one of the most common complaints treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth. At Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, there's a variety of treatments available including a range of alternative, drug-free therapies. However, understanding the cause of neck pain is foundational in treating it and preventing it from worsening. We live in a society where...

If you haven’t heard of radiofrequency ablation yet, a popular alternative pain treatment offered by Dr. Nikesh Seth at Integrated Pain Consultants, you will soon. By using an electrical current in a non-invasive manner, radiofrequency ablation can effectively reduce pain signals in the body for 6 – 12 months. Considered a semi-permanent solution, and a means of reducing dependency on...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, Dr. Nikesh Seth has long encouraged patients to consider a variety of alternative treatments to opioid prescription to treat pain. The U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, but there’s a silver lining. According to statistics from the Institute for Human Data Science released in May 2018, the number of prescriptions for opioids filled...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, Dr. Nikesh Seth treats back pain more than any other complaint. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans are currently suffering from low-back pain, and it’s the leading cause of disability around the globe. It’s one of the most commonly-given reasons for missing work, and the second most common cause of visiting a doctor....

When people hear “epidural,” Dr. Nikesh Seth knows that most people think of easing the pain of childbirth in a single shot. Epidurals are a highly effective and popular form of pain management for mothers in labor, but these injections can also be used to treat a wide variety of pains. Epidural is a household name, even though many people...

Dr. Nikesh Seth and the team at Integrated Pain Consultants have long offered and recommended radiofrequency ablation as a treatment for nerve pain, and now mainstream researchers are catching up. In April 2018, News Medical Life Sciences reported on recent research at Johns Hopkins University using rats and computer models to showcase how direct electric current can target nerves to...