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September 26, 2013

How to Manage Pain

Think you are just getting old and chronic pain is just a natural part of the process? Think again.

Aches and pains are often the subject of punch lines when discussing adult afflictions associated with the aging process. It is almost expected: pinched nerves, bum knees, headaches, and backaches. That’s the way it has always been and many believe it is the way it shall continue to be.

Not necessarily so say the thousands of patients who frequent the offices of Interventional Spine Medicine (ISM) in Plaistow, Barrington, Gilford, and Rye, NH.

Pain management is a relatively new medical science that only began about twenty years ago. We are not talking aspirin, a cold compress, a shot of whiskey, or “bite the bullet” relief here. We are talking real live doctors with medical degrees, internships, fellowships and Medical Board Certifications in Pain Management. It’s serious business.

So serious that most insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, recognize pain management as an integral part of maintaining good health or during the recovery process from an injury.

The goal of the staff at Interventional Spine Medicine is to find the source of pain and provide permanent or temporary relief in the most non-invasive way possible The Plaistow office opened about three years ago. Plaistow can now boast of an in-house treatment facility, which is currently located at 95 Plaistow Road. ISM recently purchased a building located at 32 Main St., Plaistow, which is now being renovated for occupancy in 2014.

As Dr. Asteghik Hacobian explained, “We have expanded continually throughout NH, basically because people in pain do not want to have to travel far, even for treatment. We can perform the same pain relieving procedures here in the Plaistow offices.”

Patients are often referred to ISM through their primary care physicians. Others from their chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, neurologists, and podiatrists However, the majority of patients are referrals from other patients.

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