Chronic And Acute Pain Specialist

Comprehensive Pain Management

Anesthesiology & Pain Management located in Attleboro, MA, Franklin, MA, South Kingstown, RI & Warwick, RI

Over 20% of American men and women suffer from chronic pain, but Do Chan, MD, MBA, and Boris Shwartzman, MD, are experienced pain management specialists who can provide relief. At Comprehensive Pain Management, Dr. Chan and Dr. Shwartzman along with their team bring the most advanced and innovative treatments for chronic pain conditions to four convenient locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find relief from chronic pain, call to schedule an appointment at Comprehensive Pain Management in Attleboro or Franklin, Massachusetts, or South Kingstown or Warwick, Rhode Island.

Chronic and Acute Pain Q & A

What’s the difference between acute and chronic pain?

When you’re experiencing pain, identifying whether it’s chronic or acute can affect your treatment options. In most cases, acute pain has an obvious cause and lasts 3-6 months. This type of pain usually improves after your injured tissue heals. In many cases, it’s also sharper and more severe.

If your pain continues for more than six months, it’s considered chronic. Long-term medical conditions or wear-and-tear on your body often cause chronic pain. In some cases, acute pain can also become chronic, even when your injury has healed.

Without treatment, chronic pain can affect your life in several ways, including:

  • Causing fatigue
  • Affecting your sleep
  • Making you lose interest in daily activities
  • Triggering mood changes, like depression, anxiety, and irritability

The team at Comprehensive Pain Management has specialized training in managing chronic pain conditions.

What is pain management?

Pain management with Dr. Chan, Dr. Shwartzman and the team at Comprehensive Pain Management focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and relieving painful conditions in a variety of ways, including:

  • Identifying the source of your pain and outlining the most effective course of treatment
  • Controlling pain medicine usage through their medication management program
  • Helping you avoid surgical procedures with innovative interventional therapies
  • Managing complex pain conditions that haven’t responded to other traditional treatments
  • Supporting your rehabilitation after having surgery

At Comprehensive Pain Management, Dr. Chan, Dr. Shwartzman and their team provide on-site care for a full range of chronic pain conditions, including back pain, joint pain, and migraine pain.

How are pain conditions diagnosed and managed?

Dr. Chan and Dr. Shwartzman along with their team diagnose acute and chronic pain conditions during a comprehensive evaluation. This visit often includes reviewing your medical history and previous tests, a musculoskeletal exam, and discussing your symptoms.

Based on your diagnosis, the team at Comprehensive Pain Management might suggest several pain management therapies, such as:

  • Epidural injections
  • mild® procedure
  • Disc-FX®
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Lumbar microendoscopic discectomy


Dr. Chan, Dr. Shwartzman and their team also offer procedures and interventional treatments at Comprehensive Pain Management, like trigger point injections, facet joint injections, and medial branch blocks.

To learn more about chronic and acute pain management, call Comprehensive Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.