Sympathetic Blocks

Many health care providers believe that a sympathetic nerve block is an effective way to manage chronic pain. This therapy is designed to target your sympathetic nervous system, which is a series of nerves spreading out from the spine to the rest of your body. The nerves control a number of involuntary functions, such as sweating, blood flow, and even digestion. Sympathetic...

If you’ve spent any time perusing the Integrated Pain Consultants website, you know we have a lot of alternative therapies for pain management that are non-invasive or minimally invasive. We’re home to Dr. Nikesh Seth, voted “Top Doc” every year since 2019 and the Top Doc in Pain Management for 2019 as voted by his peers—and you don’t want anyone...

If you have CRPS, also known as complex regional pain syndrome, there’s a good chance you’d never even heard about it before you were diagnosed (or began your own online sleuthing to figure out why you were in so much pain). It’s an elusive disorder that is often misdiagnosed, but the pain is treatable at Integrated Pain Consultants. Our practice...

If you’re suffering from an acute or chronic injury that’s getting in the way of your life, you may have been told your only options are surgery, risky pain medication like opioids, or to “just live with it.” At Integrated Pain Consultants, Dr. Minesh Zaveri specializes in providing patients with a wide range of alternative therapies to treat pain. In...

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....

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