Dr. Steven Stanos and ’s Center for Pain Management Featured on ReachMD XM Radio Show - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Published on July 22, 2008

Dr. Steven Stanos and RIC’s Center for Pain Management Featured on ReachMD XM Radio Show

Steven P. Stanos Jr., DO

Steven P. Stanos Jr., DO

Dr. Steven Stanos, Medical Director of the RIC Center for Pain Management, was recently featured in two separate segments for ReachMD, a national radio channel designed as a platform for clinical discussion, news and education broadcast on XM satellite radio channel 157.

The first segment, titled “Mechanisms of Chronic Pain,” covers the neurological mechanisms of chronic pain, how and when acute pain transforms to chronic pain and how physicians can determine if their patient can be treated safely with narcotics.
Listen to “Mechanisms of Chronic Pain”

The second segment discusses RIC’s pain “Pain Boot Camp,” an interdisciplinary method to evaluate and treat pain in which a team of physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and nutritional consultants work together with the patient in a formal assessment and pain management program.
Listen to “Pain Boot Camp”

Details on the RIC Center for Pain Management

RIC’s Center for Pain Management, which recently expanded and relocated to 980 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, offers a full-day “boot camp” program which runs for four weeks and is designed to help decrease pain, improve mood, restore normal sleep patterns, maximize function and enhance overall quality of life. It also offers a half-day program and individual therapy and treatment appointments for services such as spinal injections.

The new RIC Center for Pain Management includes an expanded gym for physical and occupational therapy, aerobic and functional capacity testing equipment and dedicated space and equipment for biofeedback and relaxation training. There are also expanded interdisciplinary patient treatment areas including a fully equipped Activities of Daily Living kitchen and patient lounge.

Conditions treated at the RIC Center for Pain Management include:

  • Low-back and neck pain
  • Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndromes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Post-traumatic and post-surgical pain conditions
  • Spine-related pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pain of unknown origin

About The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is making a difference in the world for people with disabilities. RIC provides world-class care to patients from around the globe for a range of conditions from acute brain and spinal cord injury to chronic arthritis, pain and sports injuries. RIC, founded in 1954, has been designated the “#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report  every year since 1991 and attributes its leading standard of care in part to its innovative research and discovery, particularly in the areas of bionic medicine, robotics, neural regeneration, pain care and better outcomes. RIC operates its 165-bed, flagship hospital in downtown Chicago , as well as a network of 30 sites of care located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs that provide additional inpatient care, day rehabilitation and outpatient services. RIC also maintains strategic alliances with leading healthcare providers throughout the state of Illinois and Indiana.