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Good Reps: Avoiding and Treating Your Weightlifting Injuries

A good weightlifting workout can leave you feeling healthy and confident. Unfortunately, your weight training regiment can potentially be put on hold due to a gym-related injury. So, what can you do to avoid and treat the most common weightlifting injuries? The pain-management experts at Total Pain Care have every bit of information you need […]

At Home and Work: Tips for Better Posture – Part 1

There’s a strong possibility you’re reading this on your phone, tablet or while sitting at your computer. Chances are your shoulders are slouched, your back is hunched and your head is hanging too low and is straining your neck. If this is the case, you have some work to do. Poor posture can result due […]

At Home and Work: Tips for Better Posture – Part 2

At Total Pain Care, your health is at the top of our list and we work around the clock to ensure that you and your loved ones live a pain-free life. In a previous piece, we brought you important information about poor posture and the things you can do to improve it. Now, to help […]

What’s Causing Your Back Spasms?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, a staggering 80% of Americans will experience back pain at any given time in their life. A back spasm might be something that you and your loved ones are thoroughly familiar with. This involuntary contraction and tensing of the muscles can range from mild discomfort to aggressive pain. Why […]

4 Common Symptoms of Whiplash

A neck strain, more commonly known as whiplash, often happens as a result of an aggressive movement of the neck. This can often occur due to a minor car accident or impact in a contact sport such as football or hockey. An important characteristic of the pain associated with this type of injury it that […]

Know the Causes: Back Pain During Pregnancy – Part 2

There’s no denying that a pregnancy can be one of the most joyful experiences in your life, but the back aches it can bring can put a serious damper on your mood on any given day. We previously brought you important information regarding the common causes behind pregnancy-related back pain. Now, the specialists at Total […]

Knowing the Causes: Back Pain During Pregnancy – Part 1

A pregnancy can be one of the happiest moments in life. There’s nothing quite like having the company of your baby while watching and feeling him/her grow and develop in your belly. Unfortunately, a pregnancy can often come with one nagging trouble: back pain. To better understand and do away with back pain due to […]

How Does Your Sleeping Position Relate to Pain?

Your days can be long and extremely tiring, so the last thing you think about when finally hitting the hay is your sleeping position. However, your body’s sleeping position can have a big effect on your shoulders, back and neck. So, what happens when you sleep on your back or side? What are some tips […]

Understanding the Risk Factors of Nerve Pain After Shingles

An estimated 1 million people are affected by shingles, a viral infection of the nerve’s roots, each year in our nation. While many recover from this condition’s effects, about 50% over 60 years of age will continue to suffer. The pain can last anywhere from a few weeks to the rest of your life. Fast […]

More Than Just Abs: 3 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

A well-defined six-pack can be great during beach season, but having a strong core can offer more than just good looks. Your core is your body’s control center. It facilitates movement while housing your inner organs and central nervous system. Keeping it strong will bring you better health while preventing debilitating pains and aches. At […]

  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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