Harvard Health Tips for Sciatica

peakhwChronic Pain, Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is an extremely painful condition, and here in Utah, one that Dr. Nikesh Seth and his team of providers treats on a regular basis at Peak Health and Wellness. It’s a very specific kind of back pain that is both common yet persistently misunderstood. It’s estimated by Harvard Health that about 40 percent of people will have sciatica in their lifetime, and … Read More

These Bad Habits Cause Neck Pain

peakhwChronic Pain, Neck Pain

If you have neck pain in Utah and can’t figure out why, the answer might be a swipe or click away. A recent study focused on “external occipital protuberance,” which is a bump many people have at the base of their skull where the neck muscles attach to the cranium.

Back to School Means Back Pain Surge

peakhwBack Pain, Healthy Living

If you’re like most Utahn’s, you might have some type of back pain year-round. Many people work in either sedentary jobs where they’re staring at a screen or a physically demanding job where they’re at risk of repetitive stress injuries. However, this time of year there’s another demographic that will start experiencing an increase in back pain—children and teenagers. Changing … Read More

Utah SUBOXONE THERAPY: IS IT FOR YOU?

peakhwChronic Pain and Addiction, Suboxone Therapy

Utah Suboxone Therapy is now available at Peak Health and Wellness under the guidance of Dr. Nikesh Seth and his team of providers. The combination of buprenorphine and naloxone effectively treats opiate addiction by offering a type of opioid with an opioid effect blocker (including the common effect of pain relief). When used correctly under the management of a pain … Read More

The Mystery of Sciatica

Bryan HainsworthBack Pain, Chronic Pain, Free Patient Appointment

A lot of people aren’t quite sure what sciatica is, and this debilitating pain is regularly treated by Dr. Nikesh Seth. It’s an often-misunderstood term, and sciatica presents as a “nerve-like” pain that often starts in the back and travels down the legs. It’s most often caused by nerve compression in the spine, particularly when the nerves leave the spine. This … Read More

What’s the difference between a pain doctor and a regular doctor?

Bryan HainsworthBack Pain, Chronic Pain, Free Patient Appointment, Sports Injuries

At Peak Health and Wellness, Dr. Nikesh Seth is much more than a physician—he’s a pain specialist. However, most people outside of the medical field understandably don’t know the difference. A pain specialist is a doctor who has had additional, special, ongoing training and education relating to the diagnosis and treatment of various types of pain. “Pain” can be used to refer … Read More

Bulging Disk Pain Doesn’t Just Happen in Your Lower Back

Bryan HainsworthBack Pain, Chronic Pain, Chronic Pain and Addiction, Pain Relief

When most people think disc pain, they think lower back pain, but Dr. Nikesh Seth often treats bulging discs in the neck, too. The spinal column extends from your cervical (neck) spine to your lower (lumbar) spine, and any of the vertebrae along this route can develop a bulging disc. Just like anywhere else on the spine, a bulging disc happens when … Read More