Opioid reduction for patients with chronic non-malignant pain using exercise, manual therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches to treating low back pain.
Recognizing that doing less can be a better option than aggressive interventions.
Who can benefit from treatment?
ANY PATIENT WITH:
LONG TERM DISABILITY
or who have been off work for more than 4 weeks Over two weeks of opioids at doses higher than 50 MME/day
DIMINISHED OR NO RELIEF WHEN USING OPIOIDS
SIGNS OF INCIPIENT DEPENDENCE
or who you are concerned will develop a tolerance
PATIENTS WHO DESIRE TO CHANGE AND IMPROVE
This includes but is not limited to patients with:
Low back and neck pain
Post-surgical pain (laminectomy, fusion, fractures, and others)
Fibromyalgia Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS I & II, formerly RSD)
The acute pain treatments (such as medications, injections, surgeries, standard therapies) are not as effective in treating these patients.
Patient Centered Pain Management is staffed by board certified, non-interventional PM&R physicians who are experts in pain management partnered with physical therapists skilled in treating pain.
A group of independent, non-interventional pain specialists coming together to treat pain in a better way. Helping patients with persistent, chronic pain to manage that pain and get back to a normal life. Focusing providers’ awareness of patients’ function by systemically quantifying patients functional deficits throughout their healthcare journey.
A Team Based
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION PHYSICIAN
Manages the patient's plan of care
Manages medications to reduce opioid MME's and select the safest drug that works
Provides a limited number of evidence based peripheral injections
Prescribes physical therapy and psychotherapy when appropriate
Helps the patient understand the mind-body connection
Teaches coping skills
Provides support and guidance
Works with the patient to manage the depression often associated with chronic pain
Uses evidence based exercise and manual therapy treatments
Improves functional activities and physical capabilities
Educates patient on how to safely return to normal life activities and (where possible) work
Physical therapy provided by Team Rehabilitation with 50 Metro Detroit locations
EVERY MEMBER OF THE ABOVE TEAM WILL BE IN FREQUENT, DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH YOU, THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. YOU DO NOT LOSE YOUR PATIENT AND CAN TAKE OVER THE PLAN OF CARE AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM.
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