Neck Pain

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...

Dr. Nikesh Seth is a leading pain management doctor in Arizona and committed to addressing all pain issues patients face. However, in recent years there have been some misconceptions about what “pain doctors” do. Thanks to the nickname painkillers, we have come to think that pain isn’t normal or natural. Our goal is to immediately eliminate any degree of pain,...

The spine is divided into three areas including the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back)—and Dr. Nikesh Seth has seen patients complaining of pain in all three areas. The lumbar and cervical regions get a lot of attention, but don’t overlook pain and discomfort in the thoracic spine. Although teenage girls are the most common patients to...

Neck, or cervical, pain is one of the most common complaints Dr. Nikesh Seth addresses. At Integrated Pain Consultants, there are a number of treatments for this hot spot of pain, giving you options when it comes to medications or surgery. However, neck pain can encompass a variety of types of pain and can be combined with various causes. It’s...

Although degenerative disc disease in the lumbar (lower back) is very common, Dr. Nikesh Seth also treats the most common cause of neck pain: degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine. There is no one single cause, and experts believe that there is a genetic component to this painful condition. Wear and tear of the cervical spine (neck), as well...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The specialists at Integrated Pain Consultants often see patients complaining of neck pain. It's one of the most common complaints (right up there with back pain), and can stem from a host of diseases, disorders, or traumas. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include degenerative disc disease, neck strain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and trauma such as...

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