The Pain Management Service at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers individualized care for people with acute, chronic or cancer-related pain. Our team provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating and relieving chronic pain through both medical and alternative behavioral methods.
The team works together to develop treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs with the primary goal of reducing or eliminating pain and enabling patients to achieve the highest possible level of function and independence.
Patients must be referred to the Pain Management Service by their physician to come in for an initial consultation. This appointment allows the team to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient’s pain management. A treatment plan is developed and reviewed with the patient and their family.
We offer a variety of resources for patients in one convenient location. Patient care is provided by board certified anesthesiologists, interventional physiatrists (physical medicine), nurse practitioners, registered nurses and radiologic technologists with special training in pain management. Patients are referred for pain management services from various areas of the Hospital such as orthopaedics, neurosurgery, psychiatry, physiatry, neurology, behavioral medicine, health psychology, rheumatology, internal medicine and occupational and physical therapy.
Medical Conditions Treated by Pain Management
The Pain Management Service is designed to treat patients who are experiencing pain that is related to a wide variety of medical conditions including:
- Back pain
- Cancer pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative joint or disc disease
- Facet arthritis
- Herniated disc
- Herpetic Neuralgia (shingles)
- Neck pain
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Spinal stenosis
We provide medication consultations and a variety of pain treatment options including, but not limited to:
- Epidural blood patch
- Epidural catheter placement
- Epidural steroid injection
- Epidural sympathetic nerve block
- Facet block injections
- IV regional block
- IV lidocaine infusion
- Lumbar sympathetic nerve block
- Occipital nerve block
- Piriformis injection
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Sacroiliac injection
- Stellate ganglion block
- Transforaminal nerve root block
- Trigger point injection
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