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Compression fractures can be debilitating, but Dr. Nikesh Seth specializes in treating back pain safely and effectively. Compression fractures become more common with age because the loss of bone mass puts a person at a higher risk. Osteoporosis, or reduced bone mass, is part of getting older. It’s also why it’s so important to undertake weight-bearing exercises. The more porous...

Facet joint syndrome is similar to arthritis, and it’s one of the most common issues treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth. Facet joints are only located in the spine and can cause severe pain in the lower back or neck. It’s a degenerative syndrome caused by cartilage breaking down or becoming inflamed. Since the spine is a column of highly moveable bones...

Dr. Nikesh Seth treats both chronic pain and acute pain, but which one is “worse?” It’s often whichever pain a patient is experiencing, but chronic pain has the ability to wear down the patient over time—physically, mentally and emotionally. Acute pain occurs suddenly and is often described as sharp or stabbing. For instance, when a bone slips out of its...

A bulging disc can be excruciatingly painful and debilitating, but Dr. Nikesh Seth offers a wide range of treatments for immediate relief. Dr. Seth has been voted Top Doc every year since 2015. He began Integrated Pain Consultants as a solo practice and has fostered its growth to include a great team of professionals. His team consists of pain management...

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...

There are many types of arthritis, but the most common and the most typically treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth is osteoarthritis. It affects millions of people each year and happens when the cartilage at the ends of bones wears down. This cartilage is protective, but not everlasting. With age, osteoarthritis occurs in many people. It can happen anywhere in the...

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are increasingly popular, and Dr. Nikesh Seth has seen an increase in requests for the all-natural pain management solution. In the US, there has been a lot of research surrounding the effectiveness of PRP injections for knee joint pain. There’s less research on PRP for shoulder pain, but given that these two very mobile joints have...

If you’re looking for a drug-free alternative for pain management, Dr. Nikesh Seth is a radiofrequency ablation expert, and this approach might be for you. The process is simple: an electrical current from a radio wave heats up your nerve tissue to decrease or stop pain signals to that area. RFA is particularly helpful in situations where the pain signals...

Joint pain is a common complaint, particularly as we age, and Dr. Nikesh Seth offers a variety of alternative treatments to help patients remain drug-free while soothing their joints. Viscosupplementation is a hyaluronic acid (HA), which naturally occurs in the body. The pure, molecular weight is injected into the painful joint to treat osteoarthritis. HA is made of sodium hyaluronate,...

Sports are a mecca for injuries, and Dr. Nikesh Seth treats a wide variety of sports injuries every week. From tennis elbow to jumper’s knee, sports are by design a high-risk activity. Even seemingly gentle sports like golf has its own set of unique injuries. The combination of repetitive movements with often high-risk and high-impact movements makes the perfect storm...