Chronic Pain Program
The team at Advantage Healthcare Systems works ceaselessly to provide unique and sustainable solutions for rare and severe chronic conditions that cause significant and persistent pain. By working with each patient to establish a complete evaluation of his or her physical and mental state, our team can develop a specialized, catered treatment plan to assist patients in handling chronic pain symptoms.
While each treatment plan is unique, all of our chronic pain programs start with a comprehensive psychosocial clinical evaluation to obtain an understanding of each patient’s initial state and to establish a basis for which treatment options will provide maximum benefits in terms of pain treatment and management.
A Comprehensive Psychosocial Clinical Evaluation
Our chronic pain program begins with a comprehensive psychosocial clinical evaluation to provide a foundation for treatment and to allow our team to anticipate any roadblocks that may slow down progress. Psychosocial clinical evaluations focus on the psychiatric, medical, psychological, work, and social history of the patient.
By obtaining a comprehensive view of the patient as a whole, doctors can generate a completely unique and extremely catered treatment plan to account for all aspects of a patient’s condition and personality.
How Chronic Pain Is Different
There is no simple solution to pain, especially chronic pain. This is why the label of “pain medications” can be misleading. If you take pain medications for chronic pain, you’re essentially trying to hold back a leaking dam with a piece of tape.
If your condition is severe or permanent, you need to take your treatment a step further than relying on the guidance of your primary care physician. Taking an interdisciplinary approach allows for the best of multiple medical practices to converge into a complete treatment for chronic pain management. By being treated mentally, internally, and physiologically, you’re receiving a unique and powerful solution for your condition.
Treatments and Tactics for Chronic Pain
Advantage Healthcare Systems provides both supplemental and stand-alone treatments for pain. Chronic conditions are often severe and require unique solutions to improve and reverse. Treatment approaches offered at AHS include:
- Relaxation techniques
- Visual imagery
- Individual and group counseling
- Learning or conditioning techniques
Why Psychological Approaches Are Effective
Pain is often considered a physical issue. If you have a cut, fracture, or even organ disease, you have a clear source of your pain; treating pain at the source has been the approach for centuries. However, pain is also a neurological/mental condition.
As an interdisciplinary medical facility, we are a part of the leading edge in psychological solutions for pain mediation and management. What we, and other specialists around the world, have found is that using psychological therapies can impact the way patients react to and control their bodies’ responses to pain. This is especially significant for chronic conditions that are not going away. Working with internal and physical medicine doctors who help to improve a patient’s health, psychological treatments can add a separate and additional benefit for severe pain treatment.
Don’t let chronic pain dictate your quality of life. Work with the pain management specialists at Advantage Healthcare Systems for a complete approach toward improving your overall health and happiness. To schedule your initial consultation, call (877) 487-8289.