Pain Management

Fifty million Americans are estimated to live with pain which keeps them from living fully and actively. In some cases, although the standard pain treatments do not bring relief, pain management strategies may help. Pain management physicians and pain clinics focus on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Some pain management physicians specialize in specific diagnoses or in pain related to a specific region of the body. Pain clinics often use a multidisciplinary approach that typically includes physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists. The team focuses on the total person, not just the pain. Together, team and patient put together a plan tailored to the patient’s needs, circumstances, and preferences. Among strategies that are likely to be used in combination are medications of different classes by injections, pumps, patches, and pills, brain stimulation, anxiety relief (anxiety increases pain), anti-depressants, sleeping aids, massage and physical therapy, acupuncture and alternative medical practices, and behavior modification plans.

Also see Palliative Care, Hospitals and Medical Centers, and Home Health Care.

(207) 973-5918 or (207) 973-7000

925 Union Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: Pain management services include: pain plan formulation, patient education, radiofrequency ablations, neurolysis for cancer pain, injection of soft tissue, joint, tendon sheath, intrathecal medication trials, nerve blocks, pain control devices like ports and indwelling catheters for medications, spinal cord stimulation and implantation, sympathetic blocks, trigger point injections, IV infusion therapy, blood patch, cervicogenic headache treatment, kyphoplasty.

(207) 942-6226

1365 Broadway, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: Northeast Pain Management uses a team approach with physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and a psychologist specialist in pain control.  The clinic uses a wide array of interventional pain management strategies that include endoscopic discectomy, kyphoplasty, ultrasound guided injection therapies such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), and examination for musculoskeletal ultrasound with ARDMS.

(207) 942-8528

336 Mt Hope Ave, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: This clinic specializes in medical marijuana as opposed to opioids, which are commonly used in pain clinics to deal with chronic pain but can result in an overdose.  There are diverse strains of medical marijuana that can be tailored to a specific diagnosis or condition and often result in substantial reduction of opioid use. The clinic is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioner, and social worker.

Free consultations are offered.