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Hospital welcomes addition of pain management specialist

New Britain [September 12 2007] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut welcomes a pain management specialist to its medical staff.

Eric Grahling, M.D., recently joined the medical staff and has offices at 440 New Britain Ave., Plainville, and 209 Main St., Southington.

Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons people pursue pain management specialists, says Grahling, who also treats pain associated with cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, scoliosis, muscle spasms, neuropathy, headaches, shingles, and sports and work injuries.

He specializes in advanced interventional techniques for disc disease and treatment for complex regional pain syndrome. Medications and physical therapy are often incorporated in treatment plans.

“I also place a lot of emphasis on educating patients about chronic pain its causes, what can be done to improve the condition, as well as the patient’s role in maximizing his or her functioning to have a restored quality of life,” Grahling says.

Grahling, of Farmington, earned his M.D. at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles; and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He completed an internal medicine internship at Cabrini Medical Center, New York; anesthesiology and critical care residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and a pain management fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston. Most recently, he was a staff anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, ext. 6507

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