Center for 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)

Call 312-238-7800

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RIC Center for Pain Management

Supportive, Challenging, Active Care for Chronic Pain

The mission of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Pain Management is to provide a supportive, challenging, active care environment for patients experiencing chronic pain. Our program promotes an increase in the level of daily functioning and facilitates a decrease in pain and suffering. We teach life-long pain-management skills through interdisciplinary treatment and encourage patients to better manage their own pain and improve their quality of life.

RIC an American Pain Society Center of ExcellenceIn 2009, RIC’s Center for Pain Management was named a “Center of Excellence” by the American Pain Society (APS). This award honors pain-care teams that overcome difficult challenges to provide outstanding, exemplary care for those with chronic pain disorders, acute pain after surgery or trauma, and in palliative care settings for pain from cancer and other terminal conditions. It is the only APS-awarded center in the Chicago area.

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.

Program Goals

Patients benefit from an interdisciplinary treatment program designed to:

  • Develop long-term strategies for pain management, health maintenance and a balanced lifestyle
  • Recover the abilities to perform activities of daily living, occupational tasks and leisure pursuits
  • Resolve the emotional and psychological consequences of coping with chronic pain
  • Facilitate support from family to promote the patient’s continued participation in learned pain management strategies.
  • Maximize individual-based pharmacotherapy for pain management

Team Approach

The RIC Center for Pain Management team is a multidisciplinary team comprised of the following disciplines:

Treatment Team

Full Team

Evaluation Team

Attending Physician and Residents

Attending Physician and Residents

Attending Physician and Residents

Psychology

Psychology

Psychology

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Vocational Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Relaxation Training

Relaxation Training

 

Nursing Staff

Nursing Staff

 

Clinical Manager

Clinical Manager

 

 

Business Support Manager

 

 

Administrative Coordinator

 

 

Medical Assistant

 

Common Diagnoses Treated at the RIC Center for Pain Management

  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes (MPS)
  • Headache/Migraine (HA)
  • Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TM)
  • Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP)
  • Neurological Syndromes
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Post-Surgical
  • Post-Radiation Therapy

Scope of Services at the RIC Center for Pain Management

Physician

  • Medication Management
  • Family/Patient Education

Psychology

  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Stress Management
  • Family Education

Physical Therapy

  • Aerobic/Cardiovascular Training
  • Range of Motion Exercises
  • Strength/Endurance Training
  • Balance/Coordination
  • Postural Education and Training
  • Transfer Training
  • Gait Training
  • Manual Therapy
  • Feldenkrais Technique
  • Aquatic Therapy

Occupational Therapy

  • Postural Education and Training
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • Ergonomic Education and Training
  • Work Simplification/Modification
  • Work Simulation
  • Leisure Time Use
  • Adaptation/Modification of Leisure Activities
  • Community Reintegration

Occupational Therapy cont'd

  • Positioning
  • Pacing Techniques/Implementation
  • Stress Loading Techniques
  • Strength/Endurance Training
  • Activity Tolerance

Relaxation Training with Physiologic Monitoring

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Imagery
  • Autogenic Techniques
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Thermal, Respiratory and Skin Conduction EMG

Nursing Education

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Sexuality
  • Medication Use
  • Pain Mechanisms

Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Vocational Assessment/Consultation
  • Return to Work Counseling
  • Work Site Evaluation
  • Liaison with Employer