Chronic Pain Care: Full-Day Program - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Chronic Pain Care: Full-Day Program

Return to the things you love

Pain is a part of life. You deal with it as it comes and goes. It’s a reminder to use caution and care to protect your body. It’s an ally in focusing awareness on a part of your body and should help you heal, not prevent you from doing the things you love.

If you find yourself changing your lifestyle to accommodate constant pain, pain sensors in your body have likely changed their function from protecting you to preventing you. The Chronic Pain Care Full-Day Program is an intensive, interdisciplinary program designed to help you get your body back on track so you can return to your life—regaining your ability to participate at home, work and leisure.

Putting You at the Center of Your Treatment

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You have the physical ability to do the things you
love, but the pain steals your desire and hope.

You will be at the center of your pain management program. The Chronic Pain Care Full-Day Program coordinates the disciplines of chronic pain management into a single treatment so you have all of the best resources to better manage your pain. Your treatment team will consist of the following members:

  • Physician with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pain Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Vocational Rehabilitation specialists
  • Relaxation Therapists
  • Nursing Education experts
  • Clinical Care Manager

Understanding Your Pain is Understanding Your Body

The source of your pain likely confuses or eludes you. You know where you feel it but you don’t understand why you constantly feel it and why it won’t go away. The source of your pain is often hard to determine and, as such, you feel you can’t control the pain and its effects. However, you are still in control of your body and the way it functions. Clinicians will teach you about the biological, psychological and social factors related to your condition and how these factors can contribute to pain. These invaluable pain management skills will empower your pain relief and give you tools to use for a lifetime.

Treatment for Your Lifestyle

If you are considering the Chronic Pain Care Full-Day Program, you are likely experiencing debilitating pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities. But at the RIC CPM, we not only treat your body, we treat your lifestyle.

RIC Pain Management Therapy Includes Biofeedback

The program focuses on reintegrating you into your job and social and leisure activities. You will learn various relaxation techniques, occupational strategies and physical therapy exercises that you can apply to your own pain-management program. Vocational rehabilitation aims to give you tools to better succeed in and/or return to the workplace. The program also includes group-based sessions focused on learning the complexities of pain, and family meetings to help educate your family and empower them to support you in your recovery and progress. You will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned during day trips with the support and supervision of a therapist.

Can you Benefit From the Chronic Pain Care Full-Day Program?

If you have prolonged pain and were unsuccessful in individualized treatment, or if you are experiencing pain without a clear, direct cause, you may benefit from a comprehensive pain management assessment. The comprehensive Chronic Pain Care Full-Day Program is designed for individuals who are struggling or unable to continue to work and perform daily activities due to pain. Conditions commonly treated include:

  • Spine-related pain (e.g. neck and low back pain)
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain (e.g. diabetes mellitus, shingles)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy [RSD])
  • Post-surgical and post-traumatic pain
  • Headache