Most major insurance plans are accepted including Worker’s Compensation. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accept MassHealth.
If your insurance plan usually requires a referral to see a specialist, then you will need a referral to come to Boston Pain Care.
Your first appointment at Boston Pain Care will take approximately 2 hours. You will meet with a number of specialists who will assess your pain and explain your treatment options.
Our physicians may provide prescriptions for non-opioid medications on your first visit. For prescription opioid medication (painkillers), patients may be considered candidates for enrollment into Boston Pain Care’s Medication Management program during the initial visit. This enrollment process takes 4-6 weeks to complete. Prescriptions for opioid medications will not be provided until the patient has been accepted into the program.
We currently have 10 physicians on our staff. Their specialties include Pain, Anesthesiology, Physiatry (Physical Medication and Rehabilitation), Internal Medicine, Chiropractic, and Sleep Medicine.
Our practice is designed to treat chronic pain in all of its forms. However, pain is caused by a variety of different ailments and conditions. Instead of having patients travel to multiple specialists for individual treatments that may not be coordinated, we have a facility that has all of the relevant specialists under one roof. This allows our specialists to work closely together as a team to coordinate your care.
We are a physician-owned and operated center, not affiliated with any hospital.
Recent medical studies have shown that approximately 60% of chronic pain patients have some type of sleep disorder. Studies have also shown that medications and treatments for chronic pain are more likely to be effective if the patient is sleeping well and is benefiting from high quality, restorative sleep.
Yes. We have a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, conveniently located in the same building. Our computer monitored rehabilitation equipment is fun to use and allows our staff to document your progress at each visit.
Absolutely. Our staff will be happy to refer you to a facility that is more convenient for you. We may ask that you “check in” with our physical therapists from time to time so we can document and follow your progress.
Electromyography (EMG) is a test that assesses the health of muscles and the nerves that activate the muscles. A Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) stimulates specific nerves and records their ability to send out electrical impulses to a specific muscle. Both of these tests, usually performed together, are diagnostic tools used to help determine the causes of pain, numbness and weakness.
An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) may provide some immediate relief to the patient as anesthetic medication is injected in addition to steroid medication. Some patients do not receive long-term relief from the steroids with a single injection. Often 2 or 3 injections, spaced several weeks apart, are required.
Zygapophyseal Joint Denervation (Facet) is another type of treatment that is routinely performed. It is used as both a treatment and a diagnostic tool. A patient may feel some immediate relief with this injection, but it may take up to a week for patients to achieve maximal improvement.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) procedures can offer longer lasting relief for patients with facet joint pain. After an RF procedure, however, patients may feel a temporary increase in their pain during the first week. This is normal. After the first week their pain level will begin to decrease.
No. Every patient is different and may require a different number of injections to alleviate their pain. Some patients have one Epidural Steroid Injection and feel great for an indefinite period of time. Others need more frequent injections. Our pain specialists will recommend a variety of treatments that work together to help improve your pain.
Boston Surgery Center is a fully accredited facility that is licensed to perform any type of day surgery. In addition to performing interventional pain procedures such as Epidural Steroid Injections, we also routinely place Spinal Cord Stimulators.
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