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A Quick Guide to Braces

Braces are meant to provide support, relief, and can even better manage a condition you may have.
Apr 24th, 2024

Best Exercise Equipment for Back Pain

Exercising with = back pain can seem impossible. But, finding the proper equipment and workout regimen is necessary. Elliptical trainers, step machines, and modified exercise bikes are a few pieces of equipment can be beneficial for back pain sufferers.
Apr 18th, 2024

Bad Posture Habits to be Aware Of

Poor posture is most easily recognizable by back slouching. However, some habits of bad posture often go unnoticed including pigeon toes, anterior pelvic tilt, and forward head.
Apr 10th, 2024

Is Back Pain a Sign of Something More Serious?

Back pain can really get in the way of your day-to-day life. Symptoms like numbness, fever, or a history of trauma, could mean that what you're experiencing is more serious than back pain.
Mar 18th, 2024

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

4 Common Arthritis Misconceptions

As serious and complex arthritis is, there are many misconceptions when it comes this condition. However, at Pain Specialty Group, we've outlined the most common misconceptions to allow you to understand only the facts.
Jun 21st, 2023

What You Should Know About Sciatica Pain

Sciatica describes the several types of lower leg pain and can be caused by a variety of factors like back pain, pregnancy, muscle strain, a spinal tumor, and even infection. The providers at Pain Specialty Group can help alleviate your sciatica pain.
Jun 21st, 2023

Pain Management While Traveling

Dealing with chronic pain while traveling can be a stressful thought. Rest assured, however, the providers at Pain Specialty Group have outlined some tips to have a worry-free, relaxing vacation.
May 25th, 2023

5 Most Common Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycling is popular activity of the summer months in New England. However, due to the dangerous nature of riding a motorcycle, Pain Specialty Group have developed a list of the top 5 most common motorcycle injuries.
May 25th, 2023

Outdoor Activities for Relieving Stress & Pain

Exercise can be extremely beneficial for those that are chronic pain sufferers. Walking, swimming, stretching, and spending quality time in nature can reduce discomfort as well as alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety.
Apr 5th, 2023

Can Relaxation Relieve Pain?

There are a variety of relaxation techniques patients can help to relieve their chronic pain. See if any of these techniques Pain Specialty Group recommends that can help you deal with your chronic pain.
Feb 24th, 2023

Gardening and Its Many Health Benefits

With spring quickly approaching, participating in outdoor activities can actually help reduce discomfort caused by chronic pain. Gardening is a great hobby as it has both psychological and physical benefits.
Feb 23rd, 2023

Neck Arthritis: What You Should Know

It's common that as we age, our neck develops arthritis. Activities like exercise and stretching can certainly help with neck pain. If you suffer from neck pain and aren't finding any sort of relief, Pain Specialty Group can help.
Feb 23rd, 2023

The Impact of Pain on Dieting

Pain and dieting are multifaceted yet interconnected topics. If you are experiencing pain while dieting, or if your pain is affecting your ability to maintain a healthy diet, there are several things you can do to manage both.
Feb 23rd, 2023

Pain & Overeating

It's common for individuals that suffer from chronic pain to tend to overeat. Follow these tips to avoid overeating and to explore better solutions to dealing with pain.
Feb 23rd, 2023

What Are Trigger Points?

Myofascial trigger points can create unnecessary hurdles in your life. The providers at Pain Specialty Group can develop a personalized care of you to help you deal with your trigger points.
Feb 3rd, 2023

The Link Between Pain & Depression

There's a clear connection between pain and depression. Depression can bring both physical and behavioral symptoms. But, the providers at Pain Specialty Group are confident in helping you deal with your pain and depression.
Jan 27th, 2023

Ways to Deal with Chronic Pain (Other than Medication)

It's important to explore alternatives when it comes to dealing with your chronic pain, other than medications. Trust the expert providers at Pain Specialty Group to develop a personalized plan of care for you and help you explore other options.
Jan 18th, 2023

Signs of a Concussion After a Car Accident

After being in a car accident it is very common to experience a concussion. This article shows certain signs to look out for along with common symptoms and what to do about it.
Jan 17th, 2023

Exercises for Back Pain

While exercising can be a great way to strengthen muscles which in turn help with back pain, there are some exercises which can main the pain worse when not performed correctly. Below are some examples of exercises to be mindful of.
Jan 12th, 2023

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Pain

While chronic pain must be diagnosed by a medical professional, there are certain thing you can look out for that are common throughout people with chronic pain.
Jan 11th, 2023

3 Tips for Avoiding Slip & Falls in Winter

The winter season in New England can be brutal. With winter weather, it's important to walk slow, watch out for black ice, and invest in shoes with traction. Contact us at Pain Specialty Group to connect with one of our expert chronic pain providers.
Jan 10th, 2023

5 Tips for Reducing Pain While Skiing

Skiing is a great way to get active during the cold winter months. Here are some helpful tips to bear in mind when skiing to avoid joint pain.
Jan 6th, 2023

Top Features to Look for in a Chair to Improve Posture

There is a notable connection between pain and poor posture. Sitting for extended periods of time in uncomfortable chairs, can exacerbate the pain. Keep in mind adjustability and comfortability when purchasing a chair that's good for you and your back.
Jan 6th, 2023

How Ginger Can Work to Fight Pain

There are foods and plants out there that are actually still relied on for their therapeutic benefits. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial in treating your pain. See how incorporating ginger in your diet can be beneficial.
Aug 12th, 2022

How Your Sleeping Position is Affecting Your Back Pain

Do you have back pain that only gets worse after you sleep? You may have poor sleeping habits that are causing more pain and pressure on your spine, without even knowing it. Our expert providers at Pain Specialty Group are eager to help.
Aug 12th, 2022

Symptoms to Watch Out for After a Car Accident

Car accidents are a common occurrence these days that lead to the people involved having back/neck pain. However, the problem comes about when certain symptoms persist long after the car accident happened.
Aug 4th, 2022

Chronic Pain & Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a alternative option to to address your chronic pain aside from surgical procedures. Taking a holistic approach to your body and its functions may lead to a greater comprehension of your diagnosis.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Taking Pain Medications Safely

With hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications that are out there, it's easy for misinformation to spread fast. Before taking medications, it's important to keep a few things in mind.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Mobile Apps That Can Help Manage Pain

Chronic pain can be extremely difficult to deal with alone. But, there are mobile applications that can help you with that. These apps, tied with the personalized care at Pain Specialty Group, can help you deal with your chronic pain.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Top 3 Exercises for Fixing Your Posture

Often times for patients some of their pain is contributed to their poor posture. Yoga has many good poses that help correct poor posture and stretch out some of your back muscles
Aug 3rd, 2022

Pain Research to Keep an Eye On

As more and more research comes out regarding ways to help in pain management it is important to stay up to date on your research regarding it. Lear about ways that might aid in your own pain relief journey.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Using a Tennis Ball to Relieve Pain

A creative method used to minimize your pain simply involves using a tennis ball to massage muscle knots. Applying the appropriate amount of pressure with a tennis ball will help alleviate your pain. Read how this works, and how you may benefit.
Aug 3rd, 2022

How Inflammation Causes Pain

Inflammation is a system used to repair or prevent injury. Similar to pain there can be both acute and chronic inflammation, each having their own symptoms. These symptoms lead to discomfort and pain overtime.
Aug 3rd, 2022

How to Extend Hikes with Chronic Pain

Hiking is a good way to indulge yourself in nature while also giving you an escape from technology and other worldly distractions. Keeping a light load, stretching before and after hikes, and checking your posture should be kept in mind when taking a hike.
Aug 3rd, 2022

What is Osteopathic Manipulation?

Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment, or OMT, is a technique used to relieve muscle, nerve and joint tightness by applying pressure, stretching, and resistance. Our expert providers at Pain Specialty Group can use OMT to improve your range of motion.
Aug 3rd, 2022

The Pain Cycle

Chronic pain originates from one injury and can have a cascading effect on other parts of your body. Doctors can look at how your body compensates for an injury that creates an ongoing cycle that can lead to long-lasting pain, known as the pain cycle.
Aug 3rd, 2022

How a New App is Helping Doctors Treat Pain

As a patient, it can often be very frustrating describing your pain to a doctor especially as a chronic pain patient. Fortunately, a new phone app and website called aims to relieve some of the frustration and confusion.
Aug 3rd, 2022

How to Parent with Chronic Back Pain

Even though living with chronic pain is a challenge for everyone, it is exceptionally hard for those with children. The limitations of chronic pain can severely impact family relations. Follow these tips to help parent with chronic back pain.
Jun 23rd, 2022

How Employers can Accommodate Employees with Chronic Pain

As an employer, having employees with chronic back pain may be frustrating at times. But, it's important to establish procedures as well as listen to these employees in order to accommodate their needs and to create a welcoming working environment.
Jun 21st, 2022

Traveling with Chronic Pain

Going on vacation is something everyone wants to do. However it can be hard when you are living with chronic pain. There are a couple things you can do to make traveling easier and less strenuous.
Jun 21st, 2022

Pilates for Chronic Back Pain Relief

Pilates is an up and coming mind-body exercise recommended for individuals that suffer from chronic back pain. Learn the considerations as well as the safety concerns when it comes to practicing Pilates.
Jun 21st, 2022

Monash Pain Treatment May Break New Grounds

Monash University, located in Australia, is making ground-breaking discoveries in a new drug delivery strategy to help individuals manage their chronic and acute pain. Learn how this up-and-coming strategy works and how Pain Specialty Group can help.
Jun 21st, 2022

Can Meditation Relieve Chronic Pain?

Meditation has been shown to be a viable pain option. This can be done through creating a level of awareness between your mind and you body, which in turn can build up your pain tolerance.
Jun 21st, 2022

Canes for Chronic Back Pain

Canes are tools that can be used of individuals of all ages that are experiencing balance issues. Learn if you should use a cane, the benefits of using a cane, the different types of canes, and how to select the perfect cane for you.
Jun 21st, 2022

Chronic Pain in Children

Many people have the misconception that chronic pain only affects adults, however it can also affect children. There are specific different types of chronic pain that are more common among children. These can be attributed to mood disorders among children.
Jun 21st, 2022

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers' compensation provides patients with medical assistance for injuries and illness that occur on-the-job. Pain Specialty Group will take care of workers' compensation needs by filing claims and by creating personalized plans for our patients.
Jun 21st, 2022

Is it Time to Get a Spinal Cord Stimulator?

Spinal cord stimulation is a method of treatment that uses low-intensity electric signals that help block pain. This is usually done for localized leg or arm pain and decreases the need for medications. Learn more about its potential benefits.
Jun 21st, 2022

Why Women are More at Risk for Arthritis

Arthritis is a common joint condition that affects many of the joints in your body, especially your hips, spine, and knees. Why is it that women are at more risk for arthritis? Multiple factors come into play like genes, biology, hormones, and obesity.
Jun 21st, 2022

How Good Nutrition Can Help With Chronic Pain

While the majority of chronic pain symptoms stem from mechanical issues regarding the spine or nerves, good nutrition can help prevent and alleviate chronic pain as well. In what ways can good nutrition help with chronic pain?
Jun 21st, 2022

How a Muscle Knot Can Cause Pain

Research has shown that muscle knots can affect up to 85% of the population. Although some muscle knots may be harmless, others can become severe and cause increased levels of pain, limit mobility and decrease quality of life.
Jun 21st, 2022

Treatment of Long (Post) COVID-19 Symptoms

Stellate ganglion blocks, a procedure commonly used at Pain Specialty Group to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a promising new treatment to help relieve the symptoms associated with "Long Post COVID."
Jun 21st, 2022

Three Benefits of a Pain Support Group

Chronic pain not only effects your physical health, it can also leave you feeling emotionally and mentally isolated. If you are dealing with chronic pain and struggling mentally, you may want to learn more about joining a pain support group.
Jun 21st, 2022

Three Methods for Coping with Chronic Sciatica

Chronic sciatica is a long-term condition that can cause ongoing and debilitating pain. There are no single treatments for chronic sciatica that work for everyone, but here are three coping methods that may help.
Dec 25th, 2021

Happy Holidays 2021 from Pain Specialty Group

As the holiday season is officially underway, we wanted to reach out and wish you well. We hope this holiday season is the best one you have yet. Here at Pain Specialty Group, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.
Dec 25th, 2021

Is Chronic Pain and the Brain Connected?

The chances of a chronic pain patient being told that the pain is "just in their head" is very common. This is frustrating to many people as it minimizes the actual suffering a person with chronic pain experiences. New evidence refutes this misconception. 
Dec 25th, 2021

COVID-19 and Your Safety

We hope that this letter finds you and your family in good health. We have all been through a lot over the last few months, and cannot wait to see you again!!
May 9th, 2020

Digital Visit - Telemedicine Pain Clinic

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic and guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, we introduce uninterrupted care with telemedicine through Digital Visits.
Mar 20th, 2020

Pain Specialty Group - Communication on COVID-19

In light of concerns related to the spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we want to reassure you that now, more than ever, our commitment to your health and safety is our top priority.
Mar 14th, 2020

Treatment Options for Arthritis

Arthritis pain can be debilitating. But even if you’re no longer able to enjoy life due to chronic arthritis pain and limited joint flexibility, you can get help. Learn more about your options for treating both early and advanced arthritis pain.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Can Pilates Help Treat Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is a common condition that often is a struggle for physicians and patients to treat.  Compared to the other treatments available for low back pain, Pilates is a conservative option.  So, is it actually effective?
Mar 1st, 2020

What You Should Know About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a complicated condition that can make it difficult for those who suffer to live a happy life. The providers at Pain Specialty Group have experience with treating patients suffering from complex regional pain syndrome.
Jul 5th, 2023