Radiofrequency Ablation

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...

Not only is osteoarthritis the most common kind of arthritis, it’s also the most common type of all chronic joint conditions, and Dr. Nikesh Seth specializes in safe, long-term treatment options. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is sometimes called degenerative arthritis or degenerative disease. It affects 27 million people in the US, and can happen at any joint. However, it’s more commonly...

The Arthritis Foundation reports that 54 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis in the US, and Integrated Pain Consultant’s board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth routinely works with patients to ease the symptoms of this debilitating disease. There are multiple types of arthritis, and it’s not reserved only for adults. Around 300,000 children have either arthritis or...

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...

Nerve pain, or neuropathy, is a common diagnosis, but it actually encompasses a wide variety of nerve pain types. Integrated Pain Consultants works with patients to pinpoint the type of nerve pain, the cause, and offers holistic and safe treatment options. Nerve pain is either caused by an injury or a disease, and can happen at any part of the...

Many people accept joint pain as a part of getting older—but do you have to? At Integrated Pain Consultants, joint pain is one of the most common complaints, especially among patients who are older, athletes, or those who carry excess weight. These three conditions can certainly cause and exacerbate joint pain, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients come into the office and say, “I have neuropathy” and aren’t sure what to do next. Having patients feel this way is common because many diagnoses of neuropathy, or nerve damage, are “idiopathic.” In other words, there’s no known cause for the nerve damage. Don’t worry though, even if your neuropathy is idiopathic; there...

The most common pain complaint in the U.S. is back pain. The majority of adults suffer from it to some degree, and in some cases, the back pain can be debilitating. Back pain, along with a host of other types of pain, has been driving the prescription of opioids for pain management, but there are alternatives available. However, along with...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients arrive and say, "I have neuropathy" - but nobody has clearly explained what this means and what treatment options are available. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners. What Exactly is Neuropathy? As the name suggests, neuropathy impacts...

For many patients, avoiding prescription medication and surgery is paramount to a safe, full recovery from an injury. However, finding pain specialists who prioritize alternative therapies can be a challenge—that’s why Integrated Pain Consultants offers radiofrequency ablation as well as a host of additional alternative therapies. This minimally invasive procedure requires just local anesthetic and light sedation. How Radiofrequency Ablation Works A...

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