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The Pain Center at CMC treats the full spectrum of chronic pain conditions

Our team of specialists includes physicians and nurse practitioners with advanced training in treating pain.

As a team, we offer traditional and nontraditional approaches to help you find relief in order to live your life with improved ability, mobility and independence. Our goal is to help you discover an improvement in your daily living activities with an effective pain management plan. For some patients, normal is not what it used to be, but some discover a “new normal” that includes modifications for a chronic condition. You may be able to lead a much more rich and rewarding life than one that is restricted by pain and fear.

Pain Evaluation
In assessing causes and solutions for your pain, we will evaluate the medical, physical, emotional, social and behavioral effects on your life. Your primary care doctor provides us with your medical history and the results of your physical examination. To fully understand your pain, we also conduct our own comprehensive physical evaluation and pain assessment. We ask you to complete a pain inventory to describe the type, location, frequency and intensity of your pain. We also want to learn about the emotional toll pain is taking on your life. To match patients with the right type of medical care, we will also assess your risk for dependence on a pain medication.

Types of Pain
The Pain Center treats the full spectrum of chronic pain conditions, including:
■ Arthritis
■ Back injuries
■ Cancer
■ Chronic Pain Syndrome
■ Disc injuries
■ Fibromyalgia
■ Headaches/migraines
■ Neuropathy
■ Shingles
■ Spinal Stenos

How Would You Describe Your Pain?
■ Aching
■ Bloating
■ Burning
■ Cramping
■ Constant
■ Comes and goes
■ Cutting
■ Dull
■ Numbing
■ Pressing
■ Pulling
■ Radiating
■ Searing
■ Sharp
■ Shooting
■ Sore
■ Stabbing
■ Throbbing
■ Tightness

Safe and Effective Treatment Options
We draw from a range of traditional and nontraditional therapies to treat pain. Your individualized treatment plan will address the many different ways pain affects you, both physically and mentally.

Some of the potential approaches to pain management include:
■ Acupuncture
■ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
■ Interventional Treatments
- Epidural Injections
- Kyphoplasty
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulators
■ Massage
■ Medication
■ Physical therapy
■ Surgery
■ Yoga

We will help you explore the benefits and harms of your options. We want you to experience the most benefits with the fewest risks. If a medication poses significant risk, we will talk about how you can prevent misuse, abuse and side effects. Patients using controlled medications, such as opioids, are monitored closely and carefully because of the risk of dependence.

The Pain Center at CMC uses contracts for pain medication to ensure proper use. We also monitor medication use with pill counts, prescription refill reviews and random urine samples. It is important to use pain medication exactly as it is prescribed. That’s why we take every precaution to ensure your health and well-being.

The Pain Center
Chronic pain affects every aspect of a person’s life and requires a comprehensive approach. The Pain Center at CMC helps people find relief so they can feel more like themselves again. To get you back to a lifestyle you can enjoy, we explore a range of treatment options that leverage many different resources. To be successful in finding relief from pain, patients must be committed and open minded. For some, it is a challenging journey. The goal is to manage pain so that we can reduce the grip it holds on your life and your activities.

Making an Appointment
Your doctor must refer you to the Pain Center. Once we hear from your provider, we will send you a welcome packet to complete and bring to your initial assessment.

Contact us:

The Pain Center
Catholic Medical Center
88 McGregor Street
Suite 301
Manchester NH 03102
603.314.PAIN (7246)

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"The heart of Catholic Medical Center is to provide health, healing and hope in a manner that offers innovative high quality services, compassion, and respect for the human dignity of every individual who seeks or needs our care as part of Christ's healing ministry through the Catholic Church."