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Pain is a growing problem for physicians and patients. When inadequately treated, pain can lead to depression, loss of function, increased time to heal and lost workdays. Unfortunately, many patients think their pain is a normal part of their medical condition and something that must be endured. But there are things you can do to alleviate pain. Taking back control of your life is a reality when pain management is used as part of a holistic approach to healing.

What is Pain Management?

According to the American Academy of Pain Management, it is:

  • the systemic study of clinical and basic science and application for the reduction of pain and suffering
  • the blending of tools, techniques, and principles taken from the discrete healing art disciplines and reformulated as a holistic application for the reduction of pain and suffering; and
  • a newly emerging discipline emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach with a goal of reduction of pain and suffering 

Reducing Pain and Suffering

What does it really mean to reduce pain and suffering? To the person suffering from constant headaches, from chronic back pain that keeps them from functioning normally or from pain caused by cancer that continually brings that condition to the forefront of thought, it means a break from something that can take control of your life and all activity.

Conditions treated include: 

  • Cancer pain

  • arthritis pain

  • fibromyalgia

  • low back pain

  • cervical spine pain

  • thoracic spine pain

  • phantom limb/stump pain

  • acute herpes zoster pain

  • post-herpatic neuralgia pain

  • peripheral neuropathy pain

  • post-laminectomy pain

  • arachnoiditis

  • coccydynia

  • spinal stenosis

  • myofascial pain

  • neuropathic pain

  • intercostal neuralgia

  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD)

How to Access Pain Management Services

Talk with your doctor about your pain. He or she may provide you with a referral to our associated physicians at the Putnam office of Anesthesia Associates of Willimantic. The referring physician may be your primary caregiver or a referring specialist, such as your orthopedist or oncologist. We are located on Kennedy Drive in Putnam and offer flexible scheduling to help fit the care you need into your busy lifestyle. Call (860) 928-1267 to make an appointment today.

Billing and Payment Information

Billing for physician consultations from Anesthesia Associates of Willimantic will be submitted to your insurance directly by Anesthesia Associates of Willimantic. Billing for pain management surgical procedures will be submitted to your insurance carrier by more than one party; the physician’s practice for surgical services, Day Kimball Hospital for facility services and NAPA Anesthesia for anesthesiology services, when applicable. Please check with your insurance carrier for details about your specific coverage, copays, deductibles and any prior authorization requirements.

If you have questions about your Day Kimball Hospital bill or need help paying for care, please contact our team of financial counselors at (860) 963-6337 (at the prompt, enter option 2). For more information visit

Other Services Integrated with Pain Management

Primary Care: Overview

Cancer Care: Overview

Physical Medicine: Overview

Related Areas of Interest

Specialty Care: Overview

Surgical Care: Orthopedic Surgery

Locations, Hours and Contact Information

Pain Management

Anesthesia Associates of Willimantic PC
Pain Management Specialties
37C Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT 06260
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Phone: (860) 928-1267

1185 Main Street
Suite 2
Willimantic, CT 06226
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Phone: (860) 423-7558

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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