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Pain Conditions


Pain Management Center

Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923

The Pain Management Center specialists care for patients with all forms of pain. Common pain conditions treated in the center include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute herpes zoster/shingles - viral infection of nerve roots causing pain and a rash
  • Back, neck and musculoskeletal pain- Several disorders that can produce pain in these areas are muscle strain, ligament sprain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia among other disorders.
  • Cancer pain - pain associated with malignancies
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - a condition that occurs when the median nerve becomes pinched due to swelling of the nerve or tendons or both. When this nerve becomes pinched, numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain of the affected fingers and hand may occur and radiate into the forearm.
  • Cervical or lumbar disc herniation - disc between two vertebrae ruptures and puts pressure on the spinal cord
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)- is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System characterized by continuous, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury. CRPS or RSD can occur from trauma/injury to the body
  • Facet Syndrome - a condition characterized by a pattern of back pain (sometimes with buttock and leg pain) that is generated by a unique set of joints between each vertebrae, called the facet joints. Pain from facet syndrome is often experienced in the vicinity of the inflamed joint, though occasionally the pain spreads away from the spine several inches or more, sometimes into the limbs
  • Failed back syndrome - or post-laminectomy syndrome, refers to chronic back and/or leg pain that is experienced after spine surgery or other interventions
  • Fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened, painful response to pressure in muscles and fibrous tissue especially of the back, shoulders, neck, hips, and knees
  • Headache and facial pain- Migraine, cluster, tension, sinus headaches; temporomandibular joint (TMJ) / jaw pain caused by arthritis, jaw injury, or muscle fatigue
  • Joint Pain - due to arthritic conditions. Chronic pain after total knee joint replacements.
  • Neurologic pain - a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or damage to the nerve. Causes of neuralgia include:
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia - localized pain in the area of involvement of shingles that persists beyond one month
  • Post-amputation pain - Sometimes called "phantom pain" and occurs when a limb is removed during an amputation, an individual will continue to have an internal sense of the lost limb.
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) - now referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System characterized by continuous, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury. RSD or CRPS can occur from trauma/injury to the body.
  • Sciatica - pain along the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh


  • Sciatica - a common or lay term for lumbar radiculopathy. Sciatica refers to compression, irritation, disease or dysfunction of the spinal nerve roots often causing pain, numbness, or weakness into the legs.
  • Spinal nerve pain - pain caused by spinal cord injury or damage to the nerves associated with the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal regions of the spine.
  • Vascular insufficiency - inadequate peripheral blood flow that results in pain to the area of inadequate blood flow.