Pain Management Services

If you suffer from chronic pain, we know what you’re thinking: Make it stop. We know how to help.

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Technically, pain is a sensation triggered by the nervous system. But anyone who has suffered back, neck or joint pain, cancer-related pain, shingles or any other type of chronic pain knows its effects touch every part of daily life.

Pain treatment at Hartford HealthCare addresses the complexities of treating pain with a single purpose: to restore function while providing relief that allows you to resume your normal routine.

Here are some types of pain we treat

  • Back and neck pain (including sciatica, spinal stenosis, back surgery, arthritic conditions, pinched nerves and muscle spasms)
  • Work injuries
  • Cancer pain
  • Shingles
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Nerve injury pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pain from other acute and chronic conditions

New technology continues to improve pain-management treatment

Scrambler therapy for severe, chronic neuropathic pain uses electrodes placed on the skin to block pain signals without drugs or an invasive procedure. The therapy, using a machine developed by Calmare Therapeutics, sends non-pain information via the electrodes to the nerve fibers that have been receiving pain messages.

Spinal cord stimulation, which modifies or blocks nerve activity that otherwise allows pain signals to reach the brain, has been effective for people with chronic leg or arm pain, failed back-surgery syndrome, arachnoiditis (inflammation and scarring of the spinal nerves’ protective layers) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (a progressive disease of the nervous system).

High-intensity light therapy with the HILT stem laser that doctors can now use to reduce the debilitating pain of shingles, a viral infection, in sessions that last only 10 or 15 minutes.

Low-level energy laser: Applied directly onto the skin or body orifices.

Sphenopalatine ganglion block: A minimally invasive procedure used to treat head and facial pain.

Genomes: Gene-mapping that assists in diagnosing and treating complex patients that are not responding to medications or have significant side effects.

Other non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments:

  • Cryotherapy treatment
  • Diagnostic discography
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Intrathecal drug delivery
  • Joint injections
  • Muscle biofeedback
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neuroablation

  • Non-opioid analgesics
  • Nucleoplasty/disc decompression
  • Pain management coping skills
  • Pharmacological opioids
  • Radiofrequency (RF) therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • Trigger point injections

For Referring Physicians

Hartford HealthCare prides itself on cultivating relationships with referring providers. This allows us to expand the breadth of personalized and specialized care we provide our patients.

You can find the referral information you need for your patient here:

Information for Referring Physicians

Kapur, Gaurav
Region: East

Phone: 860.425.5900
Fax: 860.889.8780

East: 111 Salem Turnpike, Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360
Department: BH BOCC PAIN MGMT [104004010]


Knopp, Hans
Region: Hartford

Phone: 860.696.2840
Fax: 860.696.2845

Hartford: 65 Memorial Road, Suite 435, West Hartford, CT 06107
Department: CC HH PAIN TRMT CTR WH


Kost, Johnathan
Region: Hartford / Central

Phone: 
WH 860.696.2840
MCC 203.694.8414

Fax:
WH 860.696.2845
MCC 203.694.7658

Hartford: 65 Memorial Road, Suite 435, West Hartford, CT 06107
Department: CC HH PAIN TRMT CTR WH

Central:
435 Lewis Avenue, Suite 101, Meriden, CT 06451
Department: MMC SPINE & PAIN [102005039]


Macannuco-Winslow, Annette
Region: Central

Phone: 203.694.8414
Fax: 203.694.7685

Central: 435 Lewis Avenue, Suite 101, Meriden, CT 06451
Department: MMC SPINE & PAIN [102005039]


Maddalo, Scott
Region: Fairfield

Phone: 203.226.2490
Fax: 203.226.2491

Fairfield: 300 Post Road West, Suite 101, Westport, CT 06880
Department: MG PAIN MGMT WSTPRT300 [111041002]

Fairfield: 205 Sub Way, Milford, CT 06461
Department: MG PAIN MGMT MILFORD205 [111048007]


Olson, Timothy
Region: East

Phone: 401.348.3865
Fax: 401.596.6368

East: 100 Perkins Farm Drive, Suite 302, Mystic, CT 06355
Department: PAIN MGMT MYST100 [104053005] 

Rhode Island: 35 Wells St, Unit 4, Westerly, RI 02891
Department: MG PAIN MGMT WSTLY35 [104043004]


Ruiz, John
Region: East

Phone: 860.572.5440
Fax: 401.596.6368

East: 100 Perkins Farm Drive, Suite 302, Mystic, CT 06355
Department: MG PAIN MGMT MYST100 [104053005]

East: 111 Salem Turnpike, Route 82, Norwich, CT 06360
Department: BH BOCC PAIN MGMT [104004010]


Sekhar, Rajat
Region: Fairfied

Phone: 203.226.2490
Fax: 203.226.2491

Fairfield: 300 Post Road West, Suite 101, Westport, CT 06880
Department: MG PAIN MGMT WSTPRT300 [111041002]

Fairfield: 205 Sub Way, Milford, CT 06461
Department: MG PAIN MGMT MILFORD205 [111048007]


Taboada, Ricardo
Region: Hartford

Phone: 860.696.2840
Fax: 860.696.2845

Hartford: 65 Memorial Road, Suite 435, West Hartford, CT 06107
Department: CC HH PAIN TRMT CTR WH


Tamasdan, Christina
Region: Fairfield

Phone: 203.382.2350
Fax: 203.210.3025

Fairfield: 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Department: MG PAIN MGMT BRPT2800 [111014002]

Meet our Pain Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Anderson, Beth I., PA-C Anderson, Beth I., PA-C 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
Andreo, Dana, APRN Andreo, Dana, APRN 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
Cherry, Anton Robert, PA-C Cherry, Anton Robert, PA-C 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
  • Meriden
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Knopp, Hans, DO Knopp, Hans, DO 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
Kost, Jonathan Anthony, MD Kost, Jonathan Anthony, MD 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • West Hartford
  • Meriden
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Lusk, Morgan, PA-C Lusk, Morgan, PA-C 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
Macannuco, Annette Karen, MD Macannuco, Annette Karen, MD 203.694.8414
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Meriden
Maddalo, Scott Lawrence, MD Maddalo, Scott Lawrence, MD
4.8 /5
84 surveys
203.226.2490
  • Pain Medicine
  • Westport
  • Milford
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Robaczynski, Katherine, APRN, FNP-BC Robaczynski, Katherine, APRN, FNP-BC
4.8 /5
68 surveys
203.382.2350
  • Pain Medicine
  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
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Ruiz Hurtarte, Juan, MD Ruiz Hurtarte, Juan, MD
4.7 /5
30 surveys
860.572.5440
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Sekhar, Rajat, MD Sekhar, Rajat, MD
4.9 /5
198 surveys
203.226.2490
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Westport
  • Milford
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Taboada, Ricardo J., MD Taboada, Ricardo J., MD 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • West Hartford
Tamasdan, Cristina, MD Tamasdan, Cristina, MD
4.8 /5
85 surveys
203.382.2350
  • Pain Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Bridgeport

Pain Management Locations

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111 Salem Turnpike Route 82
Norwich, CT 06360
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111 Salem Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
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Balance & Falls
Cancer Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Lymphedema Therapy
Multi-Disciplinary (PT, OT, ST)
Neuro Conditions
Occupational Therapy
Pain Management
Pelvic Health
Physiatry
Physical Therapy
Speech Therapy (adult)
Sports Medicine
Surgical Weight Loss Rehab
Swallowing Evaluation
42 Town Street Suite 400
Norwichtown, CT 06360
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Balance & Falls
Concussion
Hand Therapy
Headache Management
Occupational Therapy
Pain Management
Physical Therapy
Thoracic Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
406 Farmington Avenue 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06032
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Balance & Falls
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Concussion
Female Pelvic Pain
Hand Therapy
Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Headache Management
Lymphedema Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Pain Management
Pelvic Health
Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine
Surgical Weight Loss Rehab
Thoracic Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
230 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042
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Balance & Falls
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Head & Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Headache Management
Occupational Therapy
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Physical Therapy
Vestibular Rehabilitation

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