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WHO ARE OUR PATIENTS?
The Pain Treatment Program treats all types of chronic pain, regardless of its source or co-occurring medical conditions. Patients in our program typically have exhausted all curative treatments and need to concentrate on rehabilitation including reconditioning, regaining lost function, and learning to manage a chronic condition.
In other words, patients who are disabled or distressed by their symptoms are appropriate candidates for our program, whether the pain is due to dysfunction or damage of nerves (neuropathic), of muscles or soft tissue (myofascial), of bones/joints (inflammatory), or from an unknown source (idiopathic),
Common diagnoses that our patients have received include chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome/reflex, sympathetic dystrophy, migraine, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and visceral pain. Most patient experience a poor quality of life with feelings of depression, anxiety, and decreased hope along with difficulties in performing their daily activities such as sleeping, eating, working, and socializing with others.