Our bodies react to pain with a series of complex physiological responses: our heart rate quickens, respiration increases, muscles tense, and hormones are released. If pain symptoms persist and remain unchecked, these effects may put a strain on an individual’s health and well-being. Sufferers can also experience additional stresses from the discomfort, including feelings of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. When experienced together, the outcomes of the physical and emotional aspects can drain a patient’s happiness, and therefore decrease their overall satisfaction with life.
The Psychological & Physiological Effects of Persistent Pain:
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Impaired gastrointestinal function
Muscle spasms and muscle fatigue
Loss of appetite/ nausea
Irregular sleep patterns
Anxiety and depression
Pain Assessment: Combating Discomfort with Understanding in Boston's North Shore and Cape Ann.
Pain is sometimes difficult to assess as it is relatively subjective depending on how it is experienced and based on the individual patient. One patient may classify the pain as entirely intolerable, while for another, manageable. For this reason, the dedicated physicians and staff at Pain Modulation Associates will allocate a significant amount of time and energy toward assessing pain. By identifying the source and the patient’s pain threshold, our board-certified physicians, dedicated to treating a variety of both acute and chronic pain conditions, will develop and execute a treatment plan custom tailored to the unique needs of every patient.
Interventional Pain Management: Used for both the diagnosis and treatment of pain conditions, interventional pain management encompasses a number of minimally invasive techniques that are performed on an out-patient basis at our state-of-the-art pain center.
Pharmacologic Pain Management: To reduce the intensity of pain, prescription and over-the-counter medications may be prescribed for acute and chronic pain control.
Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine: Working with a team of rehabilitative professionals, Pain Modulation Associates develop physical and rehabilitative programs to increase strength, flexibility, and emotional health.
Don’t let pain manage you. Regain control with the help of Pain Modulation Associates’ professional and compassionate physicians and staff – a practice proudly serving Boston's North Shore and Cape Ann.