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Dr. Nikesh Seth, Scottsdale, Arizona on Cannabidiol and Pain Management

Cannabidiol (CBD) has become the hottest new product on the cannabis market, especially in the United States that have legalized marijuana (12 and counting). This non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited with helping to treat a host of medical problems, everything from anxiety to epileptic seizures to inflammation to insomnia. But how much of this holds up, and can it be used for reliable pain management? To go over everything CBD and pain management, we spoke to Dr. Nikesh Seth, the CEO of Integrated Pain Consultants, and an expert on pain relief.

History of CBD

You might be surprised to learn that humans have been cultivating CBD as early as 4000 BCE. Early Chinese records show that hemp was a primary crop as far back as four thousand years ago. From the earliest primitive societies to the Qin and Han dynasties, ancient Chinese techniques of hemp sowing, cultivation and processing developed rapidly between these periods and became advanced. Dr. Nikesh Seth explains that cannabis and hemp come from the same plant, which is called the Cannabis sativa. However, the cultivation and use of the plant determine whether the plant is the colloquial cannabis (the type that gets you high), or more industrial hemp (which is used in textiles, rope, and paper). …

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Dr. Nikesh Seth — Scottsdale, AZ on Options for Knee Pain

If you think that knee pain only happens to athletes and the elderly, you’re sadly mistaken. Knee pain can happen to anyone, both young and old, but luckily, you have more options today than any other time in history. To go over all your potential options for knee pain as an alternative to surgery, we spoke to the CEO of Integrated Pain Consultants, Dr. Nikesh Seth, who is also an award-winning health care professional named “Top Doc” in the field of pain management by Phoenix Magazine.

Lifestyle Modifications

Whether you have chronic or acute pain in your knees, you know how difficult it can be to do everyday tasks: walking up stairs, standing for long periods of time, and sometimes even sleeping. Dr. Nikesh Seth explains that one of the first things your physician might try is a lifestyle modification. Depending on your unique condition, your physician may recommend weight loss, avoiding activities like running or intense contact sports, and modifying from high-impact exercises to lower-impact exercises. They may also consider reducing the number of carbohydrates and sugar in your diet to decrease the amount of inflammation in your knee (which will also help you lose weight and reduce the amount of stress on your knee!). As with all other medical diagnoses, it is important to take a holistic approach to changing problematic behaviours before considering more drastic alternatives like medication or surgery. …

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Dr. Nikesh Seth on the Benefits of Yoga to Help Strengthen Core

In recent years, there have been numerous studies examining the benefits of yoga on both physical and mental health, with many health care providers suggest adding it into their patients’ daily routine. …


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