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Office and Urgent Care Closures

Effective September 10, 2023, Carroll Gardens Urgent Care is closed.

Effective September 8, 2023, Plainview radiology is closed.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab, the Mahopac lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Women’s Health Center lab Poughkeepsie will be temporarily closed until October 31, 2023.

The Fishkill Merritt Campus lab will be temporarily closed from September 25 – October 8, 2023.

The Jefferson Valley Campus lab will be temporarily closed on September 30 and Saturdays for the month of October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Effective August 15, the pediatric and internal medicine offices at 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ are closed and providers have transition to surrounding locations.

April 29, the Drive-Thru COVID-19 RNA testing locations are closed. For COVID-19 testing visit one of our Urgent care offices.


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Diagnosing chronic vs. acute pain

Chronic pain is complex and by medical definition persists without a break for 12 weeks or longer. Such pain can be extremely difficult because it can impact your well-being, mood, ability to do your job and perform normal daily tasks (i.e. getting out of bed and getting dressed).

Acute pain typically lasts up to six weeks and can happen for any number of reasons. It can be due to physical damage to your body such as a cut, infection or musculoskeletal injury (e.g. ankle sprain). Sometimes, pain can occur for seemingly no reason at all. In the case of lower back pain, up to 90% of cases of acute pain are “non-specific” pain. This means the source of pain could not be identified in a medical exam.

Conditions that can cause chronic pain

  • Headache
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Nerve pain
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain due to reflex sympathetic dystrophy


Whether you’re experiencing chronic or acute discomfort, our expert pain management specialists offer a wide variety of treatments to help you continue doing the things you love

Clinic and office treatments

  • Spinal injections such as fluoroscopically guided epidural steroid injections and facet joint injections for treatment of lower back pain, sciatic pain and neck pain.
  • Radio frequency ablation of spinal nerves is often used to treat chronic back pain, which offers patients many months or even years of pain relief.
  • Nerve blocking through fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance is often used to treat reflex sympathetic dystrophy pain.
  • Morphine pump can be used for a selective group of patients who are being referred for implantation of a spinal catheter for direct delivery of pain medication.
  • Dorsal column stimulator is an electrical catheter that can be inserted into the spinal canal to reduce pain sensations for selective pain syndromes caused by damaged nerves.
  • Physical therapy, acupuncture and surgical treatment options are available through a referral within the group.

Medication-assisted treatment

Chronic pain can also be treated by a variety of pain medications, such as anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, opioid analgesic when appropriate and many other medications.

Medical care and help

If you’re experiencing either chronic or acute pain, it’s important to get help as soon as possible.

To find a pain management specialist near you, visit our Providers page.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.