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Power Up: How to Stay Pain Free While Gaming

With fall approaching, it’s a big time of year for highly anticipated games to be released. Gaming has become a major source of entertainment for millions of people, and though it’s not exactly a sport in the conventional sense, gamers still need to pay attention to their bodies. Gaming, while fun and engrossing, can hurt […]

Change in Weather: Dealing with Cooler Days and Muscle Pain

Summertime has been long and pleasant, but soon the cool and crisp days of fall will begin to knock at our doors. While this change in weather can be a relief to many, it can be a dreaded time for others. Cooler weather can often accentuate muscle and joint pain for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia […]

Pain on Ice: The Advantages of Cold Therapy

When treating chronic or situational pain, there are plenty of tactics for approach.  The most prominent and usually effective method is the strategic placement of heat or cold to the problem area. Cold therapy entails using ice or other sources of cold to manage pain anywhere on the body. Sounds simple, right? Well it is […]

Knee Popping: What is Your Body Trying to Tell You? – Part 2

In the first part of our knee pain series, we explored information about some of the most common conditions that can plague knees. While the knee can sometimes be affected by age and natural wear-and-tear, in many cases, pain can be prevented. What can you do to keep your knees healthy and as far from […]

Knee Popping: What is Your Body Trying to Tell You? – Part 1

Chances are you’ve heard your knees let out a symphony of pops when squatting down or standing up, but what are they really trying to tell you? In most cases, the popping you hear is no cause for concern. As we age, knee cartilage can develop uneven surfaces that create cracking sounds as they slide […]

Drink Up: The Importance of Water in Pain Care

It has been said that water is the building block of life, and when the human body is made up of 75% water, it’s hard to argue against. As such, drinking plenty of water is crucial for anybody looking to remain healthy over the course of his or her life. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, […]

What’s Causing Your Heel Pain?

We rely on our feet to get us from point A to point B and everywhere in between. Whether it’s during a morning jog to stay healthy or a climb up a ladder during spring cleaning, our feet are responsible for most of our movement. Unfortunately, so much activity could potentially make way for debilitating […]

Chasing Muscles: 5 of the Most Prevalent Weightlifting Injuries (Pt 2)

Weightlifting can be a fun and healthy way to keep your body and mind occupied while shaping the muscles you’ve always wanted. However, this type of training can additionally put you on the fast track to a debilitating injury. In our previous blog, we brought you valuable information about some of the most prevalent weightlifting […]

Chasing Muscles: 5 of the Most Prevalent Weightlifting Injuries (Pt 1)

A muscular body is something most people wish for and work hard to obtain. This requires a great degree of dedication and frequent visits to the neighborhood gym. While there’s nothing wrong with working for a toned body, it’s important to understand that doing so can potentially lead to a serious injury to the back, […]

  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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