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Leader in Pain Management in the State of Connecticut
Dr. Grahling, founder and medical director of Comprehensive Pain Management of Central Connecticut, is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He was named one of the "Top 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know in the U.S.” by the prestigious Becker's ASC Review. Only two pain management physicians were named from Connecticut.
Dr. Grahling grew up in upstate New York. He was educated and trained at universities among the most prestigious in the world. He is the only Harvard educated and trained anesthesiology/pain management doctor in Connecticut. He evaluates and treats the most common to rare pain conditions. His particular interests include advanced interventional techniques for disc disease and treatment for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, formerly known as RSD). He has significant experience spinal cord stimulation and all spinal injection techniques.
He finds the profound, long-term relationships he forms with patients to be the greatest privilege of being in medicine. He believes that patient education is the best tool with which to fight pain. Dr. Grahling's philosophy is that chronic pain is a condition for which there is no easy cure and requires a close relationship with a practitioner who will help facilitate a treatment plan consisting of minimally invasive interventions - physical therapy/chiropractic care, home exercise program, behavior modification, psychological therapy and medications, if needed. The goal is to improve one's ability to function and help them get back to an active, healthy lifestyle.
As President of the Connecticut Pain Society, he also serves on pain management advisory boards at the state and national levels. He is passionately involved with the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, among other national pain societies. He also spends a great deal of time on the state and national level fighting to protect the safety of patients undergoing procedures for pain as well as preserving patient access to such treatments. Dr. Grahling was nominated by his fellow Connecticut based pain management physicians to represent them and patients, by working directly with Medicare to guide pain management treatment guidelines and ensure patient access to care.
Back PainFacetogenic – Medial Branch Nerve Blocks,Radiofrequency Therapy, Facet Joint Injections Spinal Stenosis – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Lumbar Transforaminal Steroid Injections Discogenic (Herniated or Degenerative Disc) – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, IDET,Discography Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection Muscular Pain – Trigger Point Injections Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Neck PainFacetogenic – Medial Branch Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Therapy, Facet Joint Injections Spinal Stenosis – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Lumbar Transforaminal Steroid Injections Discogenic (Herniated or Degenerative Disc) – Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections, Discography Muscular Pain – Trigger Point Injections/Botox Cervical Dystonia- Botox Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome
Head PainTension / Muscular Headache – Trigger Point Injection Occipital Neuralgia - Occipital Nerve Block Migraine Headache - Botox Injections for Pain Cervicogenic Headache - Cervical Facet Block Shingles - Stellate Ganglion Block
Extremity PainCervical or Lumbar Radiculitis / Radiculopathy ("Sciatica") – Epidural Steroid Injection, Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS - formerly known as "RSD") – Stellate Ganglion Block/Lumbar Sympathetic Block Piriformis Syndrome - Piriformis Muscle Injection Shingles - Sympathetic Block Peripheral Neuropathy - Epidural Steroid Injections/Spinal Cord Stimulation