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Pain Management

offered in Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix, AZ

Pain Management

Consider professional pain management if you have a medical condition like arthritis that affects your mobility or quality of life. At Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona, Nikesh Seth, MD, and the team offer a wide range of pain management services, including medication management, injections, and spinal cord stimulation. Call the nearest office today to schedule a pain management consultation, or book your appointment online. 

Pain Management Q & A

My back hurts. Should I consider pain management?

Most back pain gets better with conservative treatments, like rest, over-the-counter medication, and ice. But if your symptoms continue for weeks or months, professional pain management can identify the cause, reduce inflammation, and improve your quality of life.

What medical conditions can benefit from pain management?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team uses pain management to treat various medical conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Work injuries
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Auto accident injuries

You might benefit from pain management if you run or play sports and get injured. Pain management can reduce swelling, encourage healthy circulation, and speed up your body’s healing process. 

What happens during a pain management visit?

Your Integrated Pain Consultants provider reviews your medical records and asks about your pain, including what it feels like, where it’s located, and if it’s worse during certain activities. 

Next, they complete an exam. Your provider checks for bruising, redness, or swelling and gently presses on your skin to identify sensitive areas. They have you perform a series of easy exercises or order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI, to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

After making a diagnosis, the team develops a personalized treatment plan.

What are the types of pain management?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team offers various types of pain management, including:

Injections and stimulations

Treatments, like epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation, deliver lasting relief to a painful area like a pinched nerve. When administered by a qualified professional, these procedures can stop pain for months or even years at a time.

Medication management

Medication management uses over-the-counter or prescription drugs to relieve discomfort. Some of the most common medicines used in medication management include muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pain-relieving opioids.

Lifestyle changes

Sometimes, chronic pain occurs because of lifestyle factors like excess weight or poor posture. Lifestyle changes, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight can help relieve aches and pains.

Hands-on treatments

Stiff muscles, swollen joints, and pinched nerves are some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain. Hands-on treatments, like massage, physical therapy, and osteopathic manipulation can encourage healthy circulation and promote healing.

The Integrated Pain Consultants team might recommend one or several types of treatment, depending on your needs.

Call the nearest Integrated Pain Consultants office today to explore the benefits of pain management, or book your appointment online.