Back Pain

Chills and cold weather might be associated with complaints of joint pain, but Dr. Nikesh Seth regularly treats complaints of back pain in the summer months. It’s the season of gardening, yard work, and taking care of tasks around the home. Integrated Pain Consultants offers a variety of pain management alternatives so you can keep your green thumb and maximize...

When Dr. Nikesh Seth recommends epidural steroid injections for pain management to patients, many people give pause. Aren’t epidurals for women in childbirth? It’s a common misconception that experts at Integrated Pain Consultants are committed to debunking. Yes, “epidurals” are one of the most effective and well-known pain management tools in childbirth, but epidural steroid injections can actually be used...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

When the spaces between your spine narrow, it causes spinal stenosis. This can then cause pressure on the nerves throughout the spine, leading to nerve pain, numbness, and/or tingling. Spinal stenosis is most often found in the neck or lower back. Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in back pain and offers a number of treatments, including conservative and alternative therapies. We also...

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...

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