At Northeast Rehab we understand the complex nature of pain. Our goal is to increase the patient’s functional capacity while diminishing pain and its influence over daily activities. The physicians that treat our patients are affiliated with New England Neurological Associates, the largest neuroscience medical group practice in the eastern United States.
How do I set up an appointment at the Pain Clinic?
Your physician needs to set up your initial referral to the Pain Management Center. Your physician can either contact our office to initiate your referral request or fax to us directly your demographics, office notes with a history describing your pain and reason for referral, including current medications as well as an outline of any previous medications, tests, X-rays and treatments.
What should I bring with me to my pain management appointment?
Please bring with you to your appointment any medical records or X-ray reports you have related to your pain, medications you are currently taking, and any information you have relating to health insurance coverage.
What happens on the day of my pain management procedure?
You will receive specific education and instructions on the procedure that you have been scheduled for after discussion with the physician. Generally most injections require you to have a responsible adult with you to drive you home after the procedure. If you do not have someone to drive you home, your procedure will need to be rescheduled. You can take your medications and eat a light meal prior to your procedure unless otherwise instructed. You are advised not to work or return to work the day of the procedure. You will be advised to go home and rest for the remainder of the day.
Arrive at the scheduled time that was provided to you when your appointment was scheduled. You do not need to arrive any sooner. After registration, a nurse will review any changes in your health, review your medications, obtain your vital signs and answer any questions you may have prior to your injection. After the injection, you will have a short recovery where a nurse will review your discharge instructions and provide you with any follow up visits.
Our Pain Management Clinics treat a variety of chronic pain conditions including:
- Low back pain
- Post herpetic neuralgia (a complication of shingles causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear)
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Myofascial pain (pressure on sensitive points in muscles causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body)
- Sciatica (pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg)
- Spinal compression fractures
- Spinal Stenosis (a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine)
- Nerve-related pain
Upon physician recommendation, we are equipped to offer a broad range of services including injection and medication therapies. Injection therapies include:
- Epidural injections
- Facet injections
- Nerve blocks
- Muscle injections
- Radiofrequency Lesioning
When appropriate, our physicians will refer patients to physical or occupational therapy. Both our clinics offer on-site therapy services to enhance a patient’s treatment plan when needed.