Sympathetic Blocks

Dr. Nikesh Seth keeps pace with the latest research in chronic pain, including arthritis pain and treatment. Some of the most recent research addresses the connection (or perhaps lack thereof) between traditional arthritis pain treatment and mental health. According to a study published June 6, 2018, in Science News, the definite link between drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis and a...

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...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, we see a number of patients suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as CRPS. This chronic condition often happens to the legs or arms after an injury. It's caused by damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system and can be categorized into either type 1 or type 2. However, the symptoms of either...

Struggling with chronic pain? Want to avoid the risks associated with surgery or medication? Integrated Pain Consultants specializes in natural alternative therapies for pain management, like sympathetic blocks. The popular alternative most commonly treats lumbar spine pain, and can be an effective means to treat long-term, chronic pain. It works by targeting the sympathetic nervous system, which branches out from...

Have you tried pain medication like opioids without success, or are you worried about the potential dependency on these drugs? Have steroid injections in the back, knees, or neck been unsuccessful? You might be a good candidate for sympathetic blocks, a popular opioid alternative at Integrated Pain Consultants. Our sympathetic nerves start in the spinal cord and branch out in...

Finding the right pain management treatment is crucial, and your Integrated Pain Consultants might recommend sympathetic blocks as part of your treatment plan—but what are they? If you haven’t enjoyed adequate pain relief with medication or steroid injection for the back, neck or knees, it might be time to try something new. We also invite you to learn more about Dr....

If you have been experiencing unexplained chronic pain that seems to be getting worse, you may have a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is considered a rare condition, which means that it can be difficult to find a doctor who can treat it and help you find the relief you so desperately seek. CRPS is a neuroinflammatory disorder...

You may have tried prescription medications and physical therapy to attempt to relieve lower back pain. Perhaps you have had less than perfect pain relief. Injections are indeed growing in popularity, as they provide targeted and immediate relief in most cases. Instead of popping a pill and hoping that it will relieve your back pain, you can now choose to...

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