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Types of Pain and Treatments

St Elizabeth's Pain ServicesCommon chronic pain problems treated at the Center for Pain Management at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Polymyalgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Cancer-related pain 
  • Post-laminectomy pain
  • Chronic neck pain 
  • Post-mastectomy pain
  • Diabetes-related pain 
  • Post-operative pain
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Post-thoracotomy pain
  • HIV-related pain 
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Intercostal neuralgia 
  • Sciatica
  • Ischemic-related pain 
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Osteoporosis  
  • Stress-related pain
  • TMJ

Our Treatment Philosophy

Research has shown that effective pain management requires a comprehensive approach that incorporates the most advanced medical, psychological and lifestyle technologies to eliminate or reduce chronic pain. Our treatment philosophy remains open to new developments in the area of pain management and our goal is to offer each patient a comprehensive pain management therapy plan. We recommend only treatments that have been shown to be effective in sound scientific research and we continue to expand our range of treatment services.

Treatment for the most common pain problems may include:
  • Physical conditioning and rehabilitative programs
  • Behavioral medicine components including relaxation training, stress management and pain reduction training
  • Psychological interventions for depression and anxiety and pain-coping responses
  • Medication management
  • Peripheral and sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Diagnostic facet joint injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal implantation techniques for electrical stimulation or medical administration
  • Integration of supplementary components


Center for Pain Management at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Seton 6 East
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135

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