March 3, 2015

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Pain Management Program

Pain Management Allows Chronic Pain Sufferers to Help Reclaim Their Lives

As those who suffer with it well know, chronic pain can be extremely debilitating and may require different approaches to its management.  Whatever its source - accident or injury, arthritis, other physical ailments, cancer, even emotional distress -chronic pain limits the activities of everyday living and can erode an individual's dignity and self-respect.  The common goal of Pain Management at Putnam Hospital Center is to relieve that pain.

The hospital's pain management service, which recently observed its tenth anniversary, helps people living with pain improve their quality of life by reducing or eliminating pain, increasing their activities at home, work or in the community, and reducing reliance on pain medications.

Fellowship trained in pain management and board certified in anesthesiology, the physicians of Pain Management at Putnam Hospital Center specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, muscle spasms, herniated discs, compression fractures, neuralgia and cancer pain that has previously been unresponsive to conventional treatment.  Following a complete assessment of a patient's pain, they may recommend methods of relief that can include nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections, morphine pumps, nerve stimulation, rehabilitation medicine or physical therapy.  Patient education is a key component of a program as is follow-up reassessment.

Patients may be referred by a physician or other healthcare provider or may enroll in the program without a referral.  For more information about Pain Management at Putnam Hospital Center, which is located in the ambulatory surgery/outpatient services building at 664 Stoneleigh Avenue on the hospital campus in Carmel, please call 845-278-PAIN (7246).



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