Pain Management

Our pain management doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' acute and chronic pain.

Pain management is a field of orthopedics that involves utilizing specialized nonsurgical procedures in order to help patients manage and treat their pain. Differing in both form and location, pain can occur for a variety of reasons depending on the individual patient. The pain can be temporary, or acute, such as experiencing heightened pain brought on by surgery or illness, or it can be long-term, or chronic, such as persistent pain brought on by arthritis or back discomfort. No matter the type of pain you are experiencing, it can affect your life by hindering your ability to perform daily activities. Our skilled and experienced pain management physiatrists and specialists at Sports Medicine North understand that pain can dramatically alter your lifestyle and specialize in treating patients who are suffering from both acute to chronic pain.

When It's Time to See a Pain Management Doctor Near You

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a pain management physician to discuss the available treatment options for you:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Joint stiffness, swelling, or tenderness
  • Pain that comes on suddenly
  • Pain that continues to get worse
  • Pain that is always present and does not go away
  • Pain when performing normal activities
  • Radiating pain from one area of the body to another
  • Shooting, stabbing, or burning pain
  • Sleep disruption from pain

If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with a pain management specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of injuries and conditions. 

Common injuries and conditions that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our doctors include:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain in the back or neck
  • Chronic pain in the muscles or joints
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis

Sports Medicine North’s pain management specialists are dedicated to providing nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic pain, which can include treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or injections. Our specialists strive to offer the highest level of care that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, provide pain relief, and prevent further pain from occurring. Common procedures and techniques utilized by our pain management doctors include epidural steroid injections for spinal conditions, joint or facet injections, sympathetic blocks, nerve blocks, trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulator trials, and radiofrequency nerve ablation, as well as many other treatments. Our pain management doctors' training and knowledge are focused on one single goal: getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

To consult with a pain management doctor at Sports Medicine North, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We have three offices conveniently located in Peabody, Beverly, and Newburyport.

Why Choose Sports Medicine North?

There are many factors that should be considered when it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your acute or chronic pain, including their professional training and expertise.

At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained pain management specialists, Kevin Bernard, M.D., Erica J. Bial, M.D., M.S.Joseph J. Evans, D.O.Clay D. Miller, M.D., and Kaya Shah, M.D., have all completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat and help relieve acute and chronic pain. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your pain and return you to your active lifestyle. 

Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our doctors and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.

To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North pain management doctors about your available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350.

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