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Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain: Can They Help? Feb 9th, 2021

Americans are no strangers to pain — 1 in 5 report chronic pain, and more than 7% of adults report high-impact pain that affects their lives in significant ways. When it comes to which areas of the body experience the most chronic pain, your back ranks at, or near, the...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 2nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Ketamine Infusions for Treatment-Resistant Pain Jan 10th, 2021

Around 20% of American adults live with chronic pain, and 8% have such severe pain that it interferes with their ability to function in their day-to-day lives. Chronic pain has such a wide range of potential causes that it can be challenging to diagnose and treat effectively. Too often, patients...

Understanding Trigger Point Injections Dec 1st, 2020

If you’ve got knotted muscles that are so tight they just won’t relax in response to movement, massage, electrical stimulation, or other methods of manipulation, a trigger point injection may be an option. You can often feel these knots under the skin as bundles of clenched muscle. Depending on where...

Medical Marijuana and its Effect on Chronic Pain Nov 1st, 2020

About 50 million Americans -- fully 20% of the population -- suffer from some level of chronic pain. That’s more than the combined total of everyone with cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. It’s little surprise, then, that use of painkillers can become its own issue, particularly when chronic pain can...

When an Epidural Steroid Injection is the Best Solution for Back Pain Oct 1st, 2020

Back pain is not only the leading cause of disability — it’s highly common, affecting 80% of the population in the United States. Making matters more difficult, back pain can be an incredibly tough condition to treat. To take back control of your life and find much-needed relief from back...

5 Risk Factors That Can Lead to a Herniated Disc Sep 10th, 2020

Anyone who has developed a herniated disc is well aware of the considerable pain it can cause and how much it can interfere with your day-to-day life. The bones in your spine are cushioned by round discs that act as shock absorbers. A herniated disc occurs when a part of...

What You Should Know About Ketamine Infusion Therapy Aug 12th, 2020

Chronic pain, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, and other chronic mental and physical health issues have confounded health care professionals for years. These conditions are incredibly hard to treat so you get relief and go on to live a healthy, normal life. Ketamine infusion therapy offers a treatment for these...

Chronic Headaches? It May Be Time to Seek Professional Treatment Jul 16th, 2020

Headaches are a common experience that most individuals expect to deal with periodically. However, when the pain becomes severe or frequent, it can interfere with even the simplest daily activities.   Dr. Mikael Sarij is a board-certified pain management specialist who leads the team at Integrated Spine & Pain Care in...

Learn How PRP Injections Are Revolutionizing How We Treat Joint Pain Jun 22nd, 2020

Living with chronic pain can affect many aspects of your work, home, and family life. It can also take a toll on your psychological well-being, fostering anxiety and depression. An estimated 50 million Americans cope with pain on a regular basis. It’s time to see a specialist if your pain...

Workers’ Compensation Guide at Integrated Spine & Pain Care Mar 1st, 2020

Integrated Spine & Pain Care is a professional, caring and established medical practice experienced in the treatment of all types of pain management. When getting hurt on the job, we can provide an environment of pain relief with State-of-The-Art Treatments and a Wholistic Philosophy. Trust us to successfully diagnosis and provide effective...

What is an Epidural Injection? Feb 6th, 2020

Epidural Injections / Medications are a class of drugs that are referred to as local anesthetics. They may be also delivered by a doctor in combination with opioids or narcotics. Epidural Back & Neck Pain Relief The epidural injection may be done with steroids to reduce pain and inflammation in...

Concussion Treatment Dec 2nd, 2019

Over the past few years, concussions have continued to gain the attention of the mainstream media. All you have to do is watch an NFL game on any given Sunday to hear about these dangerous head injuries. However, concussions are not just an injury suffered by professional athletes, they can...

How To Treat a Bulging Disc Nov 7th, 2019

At Integrated Spine and Pain Care, we specialize in treating a wide range of pain-related conditions. Specifically, the spine is one of our primary areas of focus when it comes to pain management. A common spinal condition that our doctors treat is bulging and herniated discs. Our pain doctor near Levittown...

Lumbar Radiculopathy Oct 31st, 2019

For some patients, it can be difficult to determine the direct cause of your lower back pain. With a variety of potential conditions affecting this area, it can be tricky to pinpoint an exact stimulant. If you are experiencing a sudden sharp pain originating from your lower back, one potential...

Fibromyalgia Sep 2nd, 2019

Fibromyalgia is a disorder primarily found in women that causes pain in the musculoskeletal system, commonly referred to as widespread pain. In the United States, approximately 4 million adults are affected by fibromyalgia. This disease is often confused with symptoms of arthritis or inflammation of joints. However, while the symptoms may overlap, fibromyalgia...

How To Treat Your Sciatica Aug 19th, 2019

Sciatica, which can also be caused by a lumbar disc displacement, occurs within your lower back. If you are suffering from sciatica, you are likely experiencing a radiating pain within your lower back or sciatic nerve. When suffering from sciatica that is caused by lumbar disc displacement, the area you...

Can Stem Cell Treatment Relieve My Back Pain? Jul 29th, 2019

Stem Cells: What are they? Stem cells are cells within your body that can be divided and differentiated to have specific purposes. They are found in adult tissues and can be broken down into two categories, embryonic stem cells, and adult stem cells. When seeking out stem cell therapy, your...

Why Athletes Should Consider PRP Injections Jul 12th, 2019

Athletes often possess the mindset to endure pain, but what happens when the discomfort becomes overwhelming? As an athlete, injuries can slow you down when you are trying to achieve your ultimate goals in your favorite sport. Experiencing an injury that prevents you from reaching these goals can be incredibly...

Degenerative Disc Disease Jun 19th, 2019

Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition, caused by age, where one or more of the discs located in between the vertebrae of your spinal column begins deteriorating. In turn, the break down of these discs can cause you a great deal of pain, weakness, or numbness. While it is normal...

Herniated Disc (Cervical) Jun 19th, 2019

A herniated disc also referred to as a bulging disc or slipped disc, is an extremely painful condition that affects your spine. This condition is very common and can occur in different locations along the spine. This includes the thoracic, cervical, and lumbar segments. The condition is the result of...

How To Relieve Back Pain In The Winter Jun 5th, 2019

Did you know that chronic back pain is one of the most common types of pain? With winter now in full swing, your risk for back pain is at an all-time high due to the drop in temperature. But what can you do to help alleviate some of the pain...

The Benefits of PRP Injections May 27th, 2019

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections, commonly referred to as PRP Injections, are a new innovative treatment method used to heal damaged tissue within the body. This form of therapy uses injections from your very own blood to heal injured muscles, joints, and more! A doctor will prepare these injections by first taking...