Medial Branch Blocks

At Integrated Pain Consultants, our team of experts is committed to pinpointing the cause of your pain and treating it. Medial branch blocks can do both—the goal of this injection is to determine if your pain is from facet joints by temporarily numbing the medial branch nerves with a minimally invasive injection. If the medial branch nerves are the cause...

Reducing arthritis pain isn’t impossible or something only powerful painkillers can do. Facet arthropathy, or arthritis, affects millions and stops them from doing the things they love. The good news is it isn’t just something you have to deal with. Medial branch injections target the affected facet joints, relieving your pain. This gives you more freedom to go back to doing...

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) might sound scary, but most people will experience some degree of DDD in their lifetime, and it’s a commonly treated complaint by Dr. Nikesh Seth at Integrated Pain Consultants. DDD is the term that describes disc deterioration in one or more spinal discs. Research in the Medical Advisory Secretariat estimates that 40 percent of people aged...

Medial branch blocks are both a diagnostic tool and immediate pain management tool that Dr. Nikesh Seth often uses to determine best pain management solutions for patients. It is one of many minimally invasive, alternative therapies offered at Integrated Pain Consultants. Medial branch blocks are injections of a strong anesthetic directly to the medial branch nerves that relay facet joint...

Whether you have back pain, joint pain, or any other type of pain, Dr. Nikesh Seth offers a wide variety of treatments including mainstream and alternative solutions. A lot of patients are frustrated when they see their GP or go to urgent care for pain. It seems like there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, no matter how severe or complicated their injury...

Bulging Disc Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Options A bulging disc is a medical condition that is exactly what it sounds like. Everyone has discs between their vertebrae that provide cushioning, otherwise bone would rub directly against another bone. Think of them as the spine’s shock absorbers. Bulging discs occur when these discs “bulge” out of their usual alignment. It could be...

A medial branch block is a diagnostic tool to determine the source and cause of spine pain. It’s one of the many techniques available at Integrated Pain Consultants and can help you, and your doctor determines the next best step towards pain management. This procedure involves injecting an anesthetic into the medial branch nerves that connect to a painful facet...

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...

The definition of work injuries has changed in past years, and Dr. Nikesh Seth treats a variety of these injuries from carpal tunnel syndrome to herniated discs. Integrated Pain Consultants prioritizes correct diagnoses and conservative treatments so clients can avoid risks related to addictive medications and surgical interventions. Legally, work injuries don’t even have to take place “on the job” anymore....

Dr. Nikesh Seth focuses on patient safety and health, and Integrated Pain Consultants is home to a variety of alternative therapies including the medial branch block. It’s a local anesthetic injected onto the medial branch nerves, which connect to the facet joints. These joint are also called the zygapophysial joints and help make up the framework of the spine. Tiny,...

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