Sometimes, even after receiving the best medical care, patients still feel pain. The Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Pain Management Center offers a wide variety of progressive treatment options for any type of pain that does not respond to conventional therapy.
We treat patients suffering from many types of acute and chronic pain such as:
- Back neck and musculoskeletal pain
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Headache and facial pain
- Neurologic disorders
- Pelvic and urogenital pain
- Peripheral vascular pain
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Recurring discomfort from industrial or accident injuries
- Shingles (post-herpetic neuralgia)
- Spinal spasticity and related conditions
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Pain Management Treatment
After the cause of your pain is evaluated, one or more of the following treatments may be offered to you at the Pain Management Center.
Exercise has proven to be an effective pain management treatment. It is a highly successful way to strengthen weak muscles and reduce muscle spasm pain.
Our anesthesiologists can provide relief of pain by injecting anesthetic (numbing) and anti-inflammatory medications to areas causing pain.
Physical Therapists offer pain-relieving techniques including posture training, ultrasound treatment, deep-tissue massage, and acupressure as well as whirlpool and ice treatments.
Individual and group therapy can help people who are dealing with the difficult emotional issues that often accompany pain.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can alleviate pain by increasing the body’s own anti-pain substances. When activated, this pocket sized, battery operated device stimulates nerves that release natural pain-relieving substances.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points.
The Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Pain Management Center accepts most health insurance and managed care plans. Most plans require a referral from your primary care physician. Check with your insurance company regarding your coverage.
How to Make an Appointment
Talk with your doctor about whether the Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Pain Management Center is appropriate for your disorder. He or she must refer you to the center.
If you decide the center is appropriate for you, your doctor should call and send a copy of your medical records and a letter that includes an outline of test results, medication history, and treatments that you have tried before.
Your telephone number, address, and insurance information should be included as well, so we can contact you to schedule an appointment.
All information should be sent to:
Pain Management Center
Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, Ma 02360
Your First Visit
Please bring your medical records, x-rays, and medication containers to your first appointment. You also may be asked to have someone accompany you to and from the hospital.