Chronic Pain Program
One out of four people in America suffers from some form of chronic pain. At our facility we are devoted to providing the highest quality of care for patients with acute and chronic pain as well as stress. We offer a flexible approach to managing pain from simple evaluation and recommendations to a full interdisciplinary consultation.Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or an everyday person dealing with chronic pain, we’re here to help you recover and return to your favorite activities as quickly as possible.
Our staff has extensive experience treating a variety of chronic pain syndromes, including:
- Cervical and Lumbar Pain
- Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Failed Back/Neck Surgery Syndrome
- Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
- Neuralgias and Peripheral Neuropathies
- Joint/Muscle Pain
What is Chronic Pain?
Typically any pain or discomfort that persists for an extended period of time, usually 6 months or longer. It can be the result of previous injury, disease, stress, or can manifest spontaneously.
The Chronic Pain Solution
You are not alone. At our facility we are devoted to providing the highest quality of care for patients with acute and chronic pain as well as stress. We offer a flexible approach to managing pain from simple evaluation and recommendations to a full interdisciplinary consultation. Our team of pain specialists and caring professionals offer treatments that have a practical effectiveness for people in pain.
In addition to treating and managing chronic pain and stress, we promote wellness through changing attitudes and lifestyles. We offer a variety of treatment options including alternative medical therapies for those who have failed traditional medical management and those who are presented with complex psychosocial issues.
Examples of patients that could benefit from the program
- Diagnostic findings are insufficient to explain the pain or further invasive medical treatment is not an option
- Pain has persisted beyond the expected healing time
- The patient has chronic pain linked to adverse interpersonal relationships which interfere with rehabilitation
- The patient has physical/mental impairment greater than expected on the basis of the diagnosed medical condition
- The patient is facing significant, permanent loss of function that requires vocational and psychological readjustment
- Documented history of inappropriate and excessive use of healthcare services: such as frequent emergency room visits
- Documented history of inappropriate and excessive use of prescription medications or self-medication
- Patient continues to express unrealistic expectations regarding outcome of medical/psychological intervention in relief of their symptoms
- Referral early in treatment in order to prevent later development of an excessively disabled lifestyle role
- Poor post-surgical rehabilitation outcomes
Reasons For Referral To Our Facility
The patient has not responded to primary or secondary stages of physical medicine/physical therapy treatment in a reasonable period of time (between 3 to 6 months)
The patient exhibits pain behavior that is limiting and/or mental/emotional dysfunction, which is disruptive to their activities of daily living to include work
Goals and Benefits of the Chronic Pain Program
- Decrease intensity of subjective pain
- Reduction in depression, anxiety, anger and cognitive problems
- Increased ability to manage pain, reduction in pain behaviors
- Improved function, increased activities of daily living (ADL’s)
- Healthcare utilization reduction; related to chronic pain
- Appropriate use of medication, reduced opioid medication
- Return to productive employment
- Resolution of disability claims
- Renew enjoyment in social activities
- Regain appropriate focus of daily living