Center for Pain Medicine

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Pain Medicine provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain.

Center for Pain Medicine care team

Pain specialists in the Center for Pain Medicine collaborate to provide advanced, multidisciplinary care to patients.

The Center for Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals who suffer from chronic pain. We work in partnership with referring physicians to provide care for patients with chronic or acute pain. Our pain specialists utilize leading-edge technology and the latest discoveries in research to provide optimal care and help patients find the relief they need.

Expert Staff, Personalized Care

Through the combined expertise of a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists, the Center for Pain Medicine offers advanced treatment options in a supportive, compassionate and patient-centered environment. Our collaborative approach to care translates into individualized treatment programs that best meet our patients’ needs.

Our staff comprises a team of experts in pain medicine from a range of disciplines, including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychology 

Full Spectrum of Pain Services

The Center for Pain Medicine offers a full range of services, including evaluation, diagnosis, therapy, anesthesia-based procedures and image-guided interventions for treatment of pain and pain rehabilitation. We offer comprehensive interventional spine services, including:

  • Diagnostic discography
  • Epidural injections of steroids
  • Facet injections
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Intrathecal drug delivery 
  • Percutaneous disc decompression
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Spinal cord stimulation

We offer complete coordination of patient care, including medication management, physical therapy and behavioral management. In addition to our pain specialists, our center provides access to a clinical psychologist who focuses on chronic pain assessment, chronic opioid therapy screening and cognitive behavioral therapies.

Many chronic pain conditions may require medication consultations. We provide this consultation service to the patient's primary provider, working collaboratively to optimize care. Our goal is to assume comprehensive patient management during the early treatment of patients with chronic pain, and coordinate long-term care with each patient's primary care provider.