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Treatment Options for Pain


Pain Management Center

Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923


Injection Therapies

Injection therapies can often provide relief. Injected anesthetics (numbing) and anti-inflammatory medication are delivered, via injection, directly to the site's origin of pain.

Medication Therapy

Working with your primary care physician, we will review and optimize your pain medication therapy.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Sometimes it is appropriate for us to refer you for physical and/ or occupational therapy. In addition to improving muscle strength and flexibility, physical and occupational therapies can offer pain-relieving techniques such as balance and gait training, , deep-tissue massage, acupressure, and heat and cold treatments.

Percutaneous Disc Decompression

This procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical technique. It can reduce pain associated with contained herniated discs.


This procedure offers the potential to restore bone height in the vertebra and reverse deformity of the spine.

Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation (RFNA)

Reduced pain is achieved with the use of an electrical current which heats up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby selectively destroying nerves that carry pain impulses. RFNA provides longer lasting pain relief than traditional nerve blocks.


A discogram is a diagnostic test performed to view and assess the internal structure of a disc and determine if it is a source of pain.

Implantable Techniques

Implantable techniques may be appropriate for you if you experience chronic pain related to cancer, failed back surgery or spasticity. These interventions include spinal cord stimulation, tunneled epidural or spinal catheters used for pain medication or Baclofen pumps.

Integrative Therapies

Referrals for acupuncture, Reiki, massage, biofeedback, behavioral counseling, chronic pain support groups, chronic disease management, and medication management may be made after you meet with your pain management specialist.