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Pain medicine physicians from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have opened a new practice in the Hill Health Center at Milford Regional.  The Center offers a comprehensive approach to pain management that aims to alleviate symptoms, restore function and encourages emotional health.  The team works collaboratively with primary care physicians, spine surgeons and other referring specialists to ensure patients are appropriately evaluated, treated in a timely manner and benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Clinical Staff

The physicians at the clinic are board-certified in pain medicine. Most of the pain medicine experts also conduct clinical or basic research across areas such as novel pharmaceuticals, neuromodulation, cognitive behavioral therapy, regenerative medicine and nanotechnology. Our multidisciplinary approach is unique and allows us to care for patients throughout their pain episode.

Services Offered   

The pain medicine team offers services that encompass anesthesiology, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, neurology, and physical therapy. The services range from behavioral therapy to complex fluoroscopically guided procedures. 

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Comprehensive spasticity management
  • Radiofrequency lesioning
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intrathecal pump implant*
  • Neurolytic block for visceral pain
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Vertiflex implantation*
  • Discography
  • Guided physical therapy
  • Non-opioid medication management
  • Behavioral therapy (e.g., CBT)*
  • Biofeedback*

*Please note these services only occur in Boston at Brigham & Women’s Hospital

 

Wang Victor, pain medicine physicianVictor Wang, MD, PhD is the Medical Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Pain Medicine at Milford.  He is a neurologist who specializes in pain medicine. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BS in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience and a BA in Psychology. He then completed a combined MD/PhD in the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wang did his postgraduate residency training in neurology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and pain medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; he is also board certified in both neurology and pain medicine. He currently holds appointments in both the anesthesiology and neurology departments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Wang’s interests include treating chronic issues in pain such as low back, neck, and joint pain. He has multiple publications and is interested in providing cutting edge treatment. He strongly believes in an integrative approach to medicine and works closely with multiple specialties in providing a thorough and individually tailored program for his patients.

 

Conditions Treated

Our pain medicine physicians offer therapies for a wide range of conditions that can cause pain including:

  • Back pain (herniated discs, stenosis, fractures)
  • Chronic post-surgical pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain (CRPS, diabetes, postherpetic neuralgia, HIV)
  • Vascular pain
  • peripheral neuropathy
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