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Pain Management Specialist

Murphy Medical Associates

Acute Primary Care & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Greenwich, Stamford, & Stratford, CT

Nobody should have to live their life in chronic pain, but up to 20% of Americans do. At Murphy Medical Associates — with three locations in Greenwich, Stratford, and Stamford, Connecticut — the dedicated team is focused on finding supportive, natural ways to alleviate your acute or chronic pain, including medical marijuana, allergy testing, and nutritional therapy — without potentially addictive medications. If you’re plagued by chronic pain, or have an acute, painful injury that needs healing, contact the experts at Murphy Medical Associates for pain management today by phone or online form.

Pain Management Q & A

Why am I in pain?

Pain is a signal that your body sends to your brain to let it know that you’ve been injured. Pain tells your brain to remove yourself from the trauma and also starts a cascade of events that lead to healing. 

However, sometimes your nerves send out pain signals long past the original, acute injury. Or, you may have a chronic condition or disease that causes pain, such as cancer. Chronic pain can have a negative impact on every part of your life, including your work, relationships, and emotional well-being. 

How can I manage my pain?

Women and men who suffer from chronic pain are sometimes prescribed potentially addictive painkillers, such as opioid drugs. At Murphy Medical Associates, the team focuses on uncovering the source of your pain and healing it whenever possible. They also help you control chronic pain with natural therapies, including medical marijuana.

Why are lifestyle changes part of pain management?

When your body is as healthy as possible, you’re less likely to feel pain. Depending on your individual case, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes as part of your pain management strategy.

Allergy testing

Allergens in foods and in the environment cause inflammation in your body, which may worsen pain. Our team uses the AlCat Test to measure your reactions to more than 450 potential allergens. By removing irritants and allergens from your life, you can reduce or resolve symptoms ranging from migraine pain to gastrointestinal distress to general fatigue.

Nutrition

Your body needs the right nutrients in order to build healthy, pain-free tissues. Your doctors and nutritionists at Murphy Medical Associates determine the right type of diet for your body to alleviate inflammation, avoid allergens, and nourish your cells.

Weight loss

Being overweight or obese puts pressure on your joints that worsens pain, including arthritis pain. Dr. Steven Murphy, the founder of Murphy Medical Associates, developed a special medically supervised weight loss program called Lose Weight for Life (LW4L) that's covered by insurance. The LW4L program increases energy and overall well-being.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a patient stops breathing while they're asleep. This interruption in breathing is sporadic, but it can be very damaging to the whole body if it's not diagnosed and treated promptly. It is important to get your sleep apnea under control to reach your health and wellness goals.

Medical marijuana

The cannabinoids in medical marijuana interact with the endogenous cannabinoid receptors that are present in almost every tissue and organ in your body. Medical marijuana relaxes tense muscles, stops nerve pain, and increases well-being.

Suboxone®

If you’ve used opioids to control your pain but are now addicted, the Murphy Medical Associates doctors use Suboxone sublingual film to break the cycle. 

To get help managing your pain without the risk of addiction, contact the dedicated team at Murphy Medical Associates by phoning the Greenwich, Stratford, or Stamford office or using the convenient online form.