Pain Management

An effective, patient-centered approach to pain relief

The Comprehensive Pain Center at Anna Jaques Hospital

For those who suffer from ongoing pain, it can be hard to remember a time when aches, soreness, tingling or spasms didn’t impact daily life. This often results in physical, emotional, work, social and other life-changing problems for patients.

Research shows that over 50 million people in the United States have chronic pain. Any discomfort that is persistent and lasts longer than six months is usually considered chronic pain. This includes pain felt after you recover from injury or illness. Some chronic pain conditions arise from an unknown source.

Our pain management specialists can help you lessen and cope with chronic pain, enabling you to live a more active, productive and joyful life.

Effective, Compassionate Care for Pain Relief

At the Comprehensive Pain Center, we take a personal and multifaceted approach to pain management. Our board-certified physicians and providers specialize in treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.

The main goal of our pain management practice is to partner with our patients to give evidence-based, cooperative care to ease or eliminate pain, while restoring function, well-being and overall quality of life. During your first appointment, we’ll assess your pain and medical history, review your current pain and complete a physical exam. Together, we will develop a personal treatment plan to manage your pain.

State-of-the-Art Facility

The Comprehensive Pain Center is a leading-edge facility designed to offer continuing care — all in one convenient location. This includes:

  • Regular consultation and medication management with our clinicians in the office
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Minimally invasive pain management procedures and injections
  • Pain rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain Support Group

In addition to our community-based care, as a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, our Comprehensive Pain Center offers you access to a vast network of leading experts in orthopedic and spine surgery, neurology, behavioral health, rehabilitation and more. We welcome open dialogue with our patients. Feel free, at any time, to ask us to explain our treatment or request your record for a second opinion.

Patient Pain Rights & Responsibilities

Health care providers at Anna Jaques Hospital encourage patients to collaborate with their care team to reduce pain.

Pain Treatment Options and Services

Let’s work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to manage your pain.
Before Your First Appointment

You must pre-register at least four days before your scheduled appointment with us by calling 978-436-1045. Your first appointment will take at least an hour.

Please bring with you:

  • Your completed Pain Center Intake Form.
  • A current list of your medications, vitamins and prescription bottles for any pain medication you currently take.
  • MRI and X-ray reports, films or disc, if you have them.
  • Insurance card(s) and insurance copayment.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please give 24-hours' notice by calling 978-463-1045.

Treatment Options

Interventional Pain Management

Using both diagnostic and long-term treatment-based methods, the minimally invasive pain management procedures we offer can provide a solution to your pain.

Epidural Steroid Injections

These injections treat pain due to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, failed back surgery syndrome, vertebral compression fractures and other conditions.

Large and Small Joint Injections

These therapies treat conditions of the joints and bursae including osteoarthritis, overuse and other causes.

Botox Injections

Botox can be used for chronic, intractable migraines.

Trigger Point Injections

Pain relief for targeted myofascial/muscular pain.

Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks are mainly diagnostic procedures used to identify a pain source related to specific nerves. These may be in your neck, back, joints or other area of the body. If they test positively, they can lead to therapeutic procedural options.

Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment

Procedure for long-term relief of nerve pain generated from the neck, back, hip, knee, feet and other sources.

Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Treatment of failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy.

Superion Indirect Decompression

Treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication (leg pain). 

Medication Management

Medication compliance at the Comprehensive Pain Center is highly controlled and carefully monitored by a pain physician who is in close communication with your primary care physician.

Our pain management specialists use several medication options to treat chronic pain, often in conjunction with other treatments. Medication recommendations may range from over-the-counter options to prescriptions. To evaluate the best approach, your pain specialist will complete a thorough assessment.

When appropriate, one or a combination of these medication types may be suggested and/or prescribed with ongoing safety and compliance monitoring:

  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Oral steroid medications
  • Nerve pain medications (anticonvulsants)
  • Muscle relaxers

Conditions We Treat

We offer help for a wide range of conditions to help you restore function and improve your overall quality of life.
  • Back / leg / spinal nerve pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Joint pain
  • Migraine headache and occipital headache
  • Neck pain and spinal nerve or arm pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • including diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Sciatica / lumbar radiculopathy
  • Shingles pain

Services & Specialties

At the Comprehensive Pain Center, we work with experts from other specialties to ensure you get all the care you need.

Meet Our Team

Our pain management specialists are ready to get you back to living your life pain-free.

Simon Faynzilberg, MD Medical Director Specialty Pain Management
Ruth Berger, MAR, MPAS, PA-C Certified Physician Assistant
Cathy Dowen, NP-C Certified Nurse Practitioner
Tyler Martin, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner
Brittney Tarantino, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner

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Make an Appointment

To speak with a member of our pain management team, please call us.