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Pain Management at Spaulding Medford

Chronic pain can impact every aspect of your life. That’s why our team of pain specialists address your symptoms from all angles: physical, functional, neurological, environmental, social, and emotional. Our evidenced-based, non-opioid approach is grounded in therapeutic neuroscience. We work with you to find strategies and tools to control the pain, improve your function, and enjoy a high quality of life.

Our Team Approach to Pain Management

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists teach you to exercise comfortably rather than push through the pain. Based on your individual needs, treatments can include:

  • Stretching, strengthening, and core exercises
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Strategies to increase body awareness and improve posture and movement patterns
  • Graded exercise to increase your ability to sit, stand, walk, and lift
  • Education in pain control tools and self-massage

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help you find safe and comfortable ways to do all the activities that are important to you. Treatment can include:

  • Ergonomics and body mechanics training
  • Pacing and energy conservation for fatigue management
  • Bed positioning and strategies to enhance sleep
  • Biofeedback for relaxation and movement retraining
  • Work simulation and/or community reentry
  • Adaptive Yoga and Tai Chi

Behavioral Health

Our social workers understand that your pain has physical causes and can be impacted by your mood, thoughts, roles, and relationships. Treatment is specifically geared to give you tools to cope and manage the pain. These may include:

  • Meditation and Relaxation Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Family Education
  • Mind/Body Techniques

Physician Services

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors (PM&R) are pain management specialists. Based on your needs, they provide:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Pain Management Recommendations
  • Patient Education
  • Interventions

Please note our physicians do not prescribe pain medications, as this is a self-management program.

Common Pain Diagnoses

We treat people who have had pain greater than three months. These are some, but not all, of the diagnoses we see. If you have questions, please contact us at

  • Arthritis/Joint Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome
  • Post-Covid Syndrome
  • Lyme
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Functional Neurologic Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Radiculopathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Post-Herpetic Neuropathy

Treatment may include group as well as individual sessions. Virtual options are available for people living in Massachusetts. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.