Pain Medicine

Connelly, Michael C. – M.D. View Profile
Ngoie, Karine N. – PA-C View Profile

The NENA Division of Pain Medicine consists of specialists with advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of painful conditions. Pain specialists are physicians who most commonly begin training in anesthesiology and physiatry, complete a Fellowship in Pain Medicine, and then focus on treating patients with pain.

NENA patients experiencing pain benefit from development of a treatment plan that is the result of collaboration among specialists in Pain Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Psychology, and Psychiatry. We serve the needs of patients suffering from various persistent painful disorders. Pain is a diverse, multidimensional problem, as varied as the individuals who suffer from pain. Treatments for pain can range from physical modalities (physical or occupational therapies) to interventional injection therapies, to medications, to collaboration with our surgical colleagues. Patients will experience optimal outcome when needs are addressed by an integrated team.

NENA physicians support programs at a number of regional pain management centers, including: the Northeast Rehabilitation Pain Clinic at RIVERWALK in Lawrence, MA; the Pain Center at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, NH; the Pain Center at Lowell General Hospital, in Lowell, MA.

Pain management programs are designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and vocational needs of the patients they serve. This physician-directed service uses a multidisciplinary approach to address the various issues associated with pain. The ultimate goal is to increase function and diminish pain and its influence over daily activities. Each patient is encouraged to assume maximal individual responsibility for his or her own well-being.

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