Chronic Pain Management - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Center for Pain Management

980 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Chicago, IL 60611 (hours / map)


Fax: 312-238-7881

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Patient Stories

Bill Lipscomb

Bill Lipscomb

After participating in RIC's Center for Pain Managment "boot camp," Bill's function at work and daily life improved dramatically.

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Gayle Parseghian

Gayle Parseghian

Gayle, a ballet teacher, was able to return to her active lifestyle after participating in RIC's pain management program.

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Chronic Pain

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body and can range from mild and annoying to pain so severe that it interferes with mood and ability to function.

While it is normal for the body to send pain signals when injured or ill, pain that lingers after an illness or injury is not usual. In some cases, pain can continue for weeks, months or years after recovery from the original injury. Pain that continues for three months or longer is considered chronic pain. There are some people who develop chronic pain with no injury or illness to trigger the pain signals.

How RIC helps people with chronic pain

RIC helps people with Chronic PainThe RIC Center for Pain Management is a unique, dedicated outpatient facility that serves as the cornerstone of RIC's chronic pain management services. The Center for Pain Management provides comprehensive services to treat people whose functional abilities have been diminished due to chronic pain. RIC offers services for individuals with neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy), post-amputation pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, cancer pain, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, and chronic headache.

The RIC Center for Pain Management is committed to making advances in the treatment of chronic pain disorders by providing patients with the most current and effective treatment available. Our emphasis on research and our focus on educating health care professionals, patients and the community have positioned us as a leader in the field of chronic pain management.

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Living with chronic pain

RIC can connect you to a rich network of community services, organizations, individuals and support groups that will empower chronic pain survivors to share their experiences and connect with peers to improve their quality of life.

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