Dr. Michael Connelly, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. Michael Connelly, MD

Dr. Michael Connelly, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Lawrence, MA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Connelly is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley and Holy Family Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Haverhill, MA |
After reading previous posts, I was very nervous about seeing Dr. Connelly. However, he was professional & compassionate. He helped to treat my acute back pain due to a lumbar disc herniation. I think people who posted negative reviews could potentially have substance abuse issues, and they weren't happy about the doctor's refusals to administer more meds. I hope my back issue resolves without further intervention, but if it doesn't, I am happy to return to Dr. Connelly's office.
in Methuen MA |
I was referred to NE Neurological for severe back problems and had to see Michael Connelly. He is arrogant, condescending, and downright abusive. I will never go near this "supposed" doctor again!
Windham, NH |
BEWARE OF THIS DOCTOR... HORRIBLE... HORRIBLE... HORRIBLE!! As stated in another review, Dr. Connelly does NOT do his due diligence to look at the medical history and notes from the doctor who referred the patient. He is also very rude and uncaring! I just wish we looked at these reviews prior to the visit! Office staff is just as rude!
in Clinton, MA |
Words cannot begin to describe what my very sick (and now recently deceased) mother went through with this doctor. It makes me sick thinking about it. Please, I urge you, choose another doctor. This man is rude, arrogant, uncaring, and downright mean.
in Haverhill, MA |
My experience with Dr. Connelly was the worst that I have ever had with any doctor. After talking with his PA about my pain history, he came in the room, refused to shake my hand, and began a rant about how is not going to help me in any way because I was an opiod addict. He made accusations that were not true and when I got angry with him, he walked out of the room and threatened to call the police on me. The sad thing is, I never asked him or is PA to prescribe anything for me. Stay away!
in Lowell, MA |
Dr. Connelly did not show for the appointment that we had last month. This month, today, he shows late, talks about having limited time, loses track of asking me about the medication, says he wants only to talk about pain and that he will bring up medication later, grills me like I am a murder suspect, then walks out saying for me to get another doctor. So I suggest to everyone else, not kidding: Get another doctor. He is as bad as it gets.
in North Andover, MA |
I had the worst experience possible....After pouring my heart out to the P.A. He came in the exam room with her and called me a liar amongst other things, when in fact either he or his helper misread or misunderstood what I said but didn't take a minute to look at the paperwork .... I used to have so much respect for doctors and such but after some of the experiences I have had since my health problems started its pathetic... I wish some of these doctors would remember the oath they took...
Lowell, MA |
He spent about ten minutes with us. Asked maybe one question, then proceeded to tell us that the patient's pain was due to a mood disorder. I understand that mood can play an important role in pain, but he made it sound like that was the only factor. He was extremely arrogant and didn't even suggest increasing medication which is a pretty obvious suggestion in this instance. He also didn't file a report for workman's comp. Complete jerk and borderline incompetent.
in Bradford |
Has the bedside manner of a serial killer. Doesn't listen to what you have to say about your pain. Total waste of my time. I went there for advice on MANAGING my pain and was constantly treated like a junkie and I told him numerous times that I didn't want narcotics. NE Neurological has some extremely talented and brilliant doctors and they should be embarrassed to have this doctor on their team!
in Lawrence, MA |
Very judgmental about natural therapies - just not someone I could trust with my care.
in Lawrence, MA |
He doesn't do his due diligence, in other words, doesn't take the time to go over everything in your medical history to make an educated decision as to what's going on with you. He's horrible!!
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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    University Of Massachusetts Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Faulkner Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Beth Israel Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection