Pain Management at Spaulding Medford
If you're in pain, it can impact every aspect of your life. We want you to feel like you again. That's why we integrate medical, physical, functional and cognitive-behavioral approaches to pain management. Reducing or eliminating pain, reduces frustration and frees you to participate in the activities you enjoy. Many musculoskeletal pain conditions, including back, neck, and joint problems, may be helped through therapeutic treatments using a variety of specialized modalities to enhance mobility and avoid surgery, or to optimize your function before or after surgery. Drawing on a unique blend of expertise in neurology, rheumatology, musculoskeletal/sports medicine, behavioral medicine and mind-body techniques, we can help you restore function and manage pain related to illness, injury or surgery.
Spaulding's Approach to Pain Management
We empower you by giving you specific tools to return to the activities most important to you. We help by addressing everything that your pain interferes with; your physical functioning, sleep, mood, thoughts, relationships, work, leisure and more.
Following a comprehensive evaluation, our team will develop an individualized treatment plan that may include medical management, therapeutic injections, pain psychology, physical, occupational or speech therapy, or lifestyle modification.
Our Pain Program can include:
- Chronic Pain Management
- Functional Restoration
- Interventional Pain Management
- Pain Management Therapy Services
Comprehensive Pain and Function Restoration Programs
Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford and Spaulding Hospital Cape Cod offer the area’s only Comprehensive Pain and Functional Restoration Programs. All treatments are provided at one site and integrate medical, psychological, physical and occupational therapies that stress education, exercise and cognitive behavioral approaches to pain management. Our objective is to help people improve function, better manage pain and enhance their quality of life.
Publications by members of our team
Gray, S. (2017). An Overview of the Use of Neurofeedback Biofeedback for the Treatment of Symptoms of TBI in Military and Cilivilian Populations. In R. Niemtzow, Medical Acupuncture.
Leskowitz E. (2014) Phantom Limb Pain: An Energy/Trauma Model, Explore, 10(6) 389-397.
Leskowitz E, (2018) How Tapping into “Energy” can trigger a paradigm shift in biomedicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 24(6) 525-527.
Kohlhofer, D., Kennedy-Spaien, E (2014). Living Life to the Fullest with Arthritis: Tools and Treatments. Rehab Management, May 2014.
Kennedy-Spaien, E, Maneii, F (2015). Self-Managing Chronic Pain. Rehab Management Jan 2015
Kennedy-Spaien, E., Rochman, D. (2007). Chronic Pain Management: Approaches and Tools for Occupational Therapy. OT Practice 12 (13) 9-15.
Kennedy-Spaien, E, Gascon, C, Hillel, A. (2002). Chronic Pain Treatment of Common Rheumatologic Diagnoses. In Wittink, H, Michel TH, Chronic Pain Management for Physical Therapists 2nd ed.