NEWBURYPORT – Anna Jaques Hospital recently opened its newly renovated and expanded Comprehensive Pain Center, on the hospital campus at 25 Highland Ave., to patients.
Led by Dr. Simon Faynzilberg, the medical director, the Comprehensive Pain Center strives to help patients reduce and cope with chronic pain. According to a press release, chronic pain affects one out of every five people worldwide and is typically defined as pain that is persistent, usually lasting longer than 6 months.
The recent renovation project co-located all related pain services to one expanded facility, including a new surgical procedure room and pre- and- post-procedure areas. The suite also houses the latest C-Arm technology which provides high-resolution, real-time fluoroscopic x-ray imaging during surgery.
Patients are now treated in one location, from their first consultation through interventional pain procedures, recovery, and ongoing pain management.
“Our newly renovated Comprehensive Pain Center ensures patients receive individualized and comprehensive care – all in one location to promote healing," said Faynzilberg.
The Pain Center at Anna Jaques is designed to offer patients continuity of care, including regular consultation and medication management with clinicians in the office, minimally invasive pain management procedures and injections, and diagnostic testing. The team also hosts a free monthly Chronic Pain Support Group for people living with chronic pain to help them gain mutual support, encouragement, empathy, and education.
With Anna Jaques being a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Comprehensive Pain Center patients also have access to a network of experts in orthopedic and spine surgery, neurology, behavioral health, occupational and physical therapy.
For more on the center: www.ajh.org/pain.