The Pain Rehabilitation Program at Siskin Hospital
The Pain Rehabilitation Program reduces pain intensity and the misuse of medication, maximizes and maintains the patient's physical activity, increases the ability to manage pain, and returns the patient to productivity at home and work.
The Outpatient Pain Management Clinic at Siskin Hospital is designed to supplement the services offered by physicians, or to provide individuals services as needed for patient care. While it's a psychological therapy program, individuals with chronic pain conditions are often concurrently participating in physical therapy or physical conditioning, and are usually under the care of a pain management physician.
The program is not designed to prescribe medications for pain management, but works with your doctor who may recommend medication as a treatment of pain. If additional help with pain management is needed, your doctor may refer you to a pain management physician for additional medical management of pain. At that point, a psychologist can work with patients to help them learn to manage and cope with pain, using cognitive behavioral intervention. To participate in the Pain Management Cllinic at Siskin Hospital, ask your physician for a referral and permission for our psychologists to communicate with your physician to coordinate care.
Pain Medication Management addresses the side effects and dependency issues often associated with chronic pain medications.
Behavioral and Psychological Therapies cope with emotional and physical distress through relaxation training, stress and anger management, behavioral antidepressant therapy, biofeedback therapy, activity pacing, and individual, family and group therapies. Psychological evaluations and treatment, as well as Pre-Implant Psychological evaluations are available. Learn more about the Psychology Department's services.
Physical and Occupational Therapies improve posture, strength and gait using a variety of therapies including aquatic, passive, exercise, ultrasound, hot and cold packs and mechanical and electrical stimulation devices.
Vocational and Disability Management evaluates physical impairment and functional capacity. Learn more about Vocational Services.
Additionally, the Functional Restoration Program provides daily structured pain management treatment. Learn more about the Functional Restoration Program.
For more information about Siskin Hospital's Pain Rehabilitation Program, please call 423.634.1400 or fax referrals to 423.634.4578.