Epidural steroid injections offer immediate, long-lasting pain relief with few risks Epidural steroid injections are one of the most common procedures I perform at Integrated Pain Consultants, but they are probably one of the most misunderstood treatments available on the market today. Because of the name, patients frequently confuse epidural steroid injections with epidurals, pain […]

A July study published in the medical journal JAMA Neurology finds that learning about neuroscience may provide pain relief when combined with a closely integrated exercise program In the study, researchers from Belgium divided 120 patients with chronic back or neck pain into two groups for different treatments. In the control group, patients received a […]

With football season less than two months away, excitement is building across the Valley for America’s favorite sport Arizona high school teams have spent the summer beating the heat and training at camp, as The Arizona Republic recently captured in a photo album. Since January, the Arizona Wildcats have had a new head coach — […]

Today, platelet-rich plasma injections are one of the most popular pain-management treatments I offer at Integrated Pain Consultants. But they were not well-known outside the world of sports until a few years ago. PRP injections use a patient’s own platelets, drawn from their blood, to treat pain in an afflicted area and stimulate healing. Platelets, […]

Rheumatoid arthritis affecting more young people than once thought, says Mayo doctor Doctors have largely thought of rheumatoid arthritis as a disease suffered by older patients, with symptoms typically appearing between the ages of 40 and 60. But Cynthia Crawson, a researcher and statistician at the Mayo Clinic, found that the probability of a young […]

Nerve pain comes in various forms, from many causes Nerve pain, or neuropathy, evokes a wide variety of feelings within my patients. During my __ years as a doctor, I’ve heard it described as feeling like jolts of electricity zapping, fires burning, and pinpricks stinging. Nerve pain also varies greatly in intensity and frequency. Patients […]

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Scottsdale, AZ pain management expert, Nikesh Seth MD, has been named one of PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors for the fourth straight year and with this latest award, positive feedback from patients continues to pour in. Patients have submitted over 250 five star reviews in less than a year on Dr. Seth’s Integrated Pain Consultants’ Facebook, Google, […]

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Arizona pain management doctor Nikesh Seth of Integrated Pain Consultants was named one of PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors for the fourth straight year. Top Doctors is a peer-selected list of the Phoenix Metropolitan area’s best physicians. It is compiled using an annual survey of local health care professionals. Dr. Seth is a standout in his field. He is […]

Marijuana is being seriously looked at by major drug companies and patients in need of pain relief As both states and the federal government are adopting policies to stem the opioid addiction crisis, marijuana is being seriously looked at by major drug companies and patients in need of pain relief. While marijuana remains controversial – […]

Federal government takes on the opioids crisis As the federal government takes on the opioids crisis, states are following suit, tailoring Medicaid programs to support alternatives for pain management. In past years, studies show that Medicaid populations are prescribed opioid painkillers at twice the rate of non-Medicaid populations. In fact, a 2015 Centers for Disease […]