A Team Approach

Dr. James H. Gruft discusses the team approach, and how working together helps to ensure a better outcome.

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Comprehensive Pain Management

The most important issue in pain management is a focus on managing chronic pain symptoms as opposed to forcing a “quick fix” or masking symptoms without addressing their root and meaning.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) programs provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

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Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Gruft and the From Pain to Wellness staff, learn about our services, and get the help you need.

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Treating Sleep Dysfunction

According to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, approximately 3 out of 5 aging adults experience some form of sleep dysfunction. We can help you!

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Nutrition Is Medicine

High-quality dietary nutrients can alter the way our genes do their job while insufficient nutrient-intake due to a poor diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.

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Types of Chronic Pain

Types of Chronic Pain

Pain that has continued for more than six months is generally classified as chronic pain.

There are various types of chronic pain – each is unique, and each must be addressed uniquely through treatment.

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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.