Comprehensive Pain Management Program
When do we need comprehensive pain management?
Comprehensive chronic pain is a combination of physical, psychological & spiritual pain. Sometimes chronic pain can get to a point where we stop doing what activities we find most enjoyable, we may also stop going out socially, or we don’t go out at all.
Comprehensive pain management is a special form of treatment, a serious attempt to deal with every major aspect of our life via chronic pain. Comprehensive pain management means that the physical, psychological, interpersonal and spiritual aspects of a person’s pain are to some extent all addressed. Healing requires us to become whole, and wholeness requires all the different aspects of our life to be united.
The core team of providing this kind of treatment consists of; a physician, physical and/ or occupational therapist, psychologist and educator. A nurse, social worker, case manager, biofeedback therapist, vocational counselor, and spiritual counselor may also be apart of the team. The person in pain also becomes part of the team, his or her goals influence the direction of the individual program.
Through successfully completing a comprehensive pain management program (CPMP) he or she has been exposed to a large range of pain management tools, and selects the ones that work best for them. Participation in a pain management program allows patients to acquire the tools and skills to improve their lives. Even as pain may come and go, they now have ways and means to enjoy an active lifestyle.
Author’s note: The advice/recommendations contained herein are an adjunct to, not a substitute for, regular medical therapy. If you have health problems please consult your physician for treatment of your condition(s). The recommendations contained in these blogs are based on the latest scientific information. Science is always evolving, however, and further understanding of medical nutritional therapy may lead to changes in the recommendations we make.