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Has Anyone Heard of Physical Pain and Rehabilitation

Oct 27, 2015 7:38 PM

I had occasionally been going to a pain clinic but my doctor wants me to go to a different department of the pain section called "physical pain and rehabilitation" . Have any of you heard of such a department And if you have, what do they do that a pain clinic doesn't do? I was hoping they might help.

Oct 27, 2015 7:42 PM

Did your doctor mention anything about working with a pain psychologist? If not, then I'm sorry I'm not framiliar with what they are referring to.

Oct 27, 2015 7:51 PM

Check out PureHealthyBack.com. I believe you are referring to rehabilitative medicine.

Pain clinics make most of their $$$ giving shots. If shots are not what eases your pain, then a pain clinic is not for you. They should really be called Shot Clinics.

Personally, I believe that the sources of my pain are part physical and part psychological. We need to heal our bodies and our minds. Rehabilitative medicine is much more of an integrated approach than pain clinics. I'm 3 weeks into a 3-month program. Right now I'm soar as hell.

I'm ignoring the journaling I need to do to heal what ails my psyche :( Easier to dwell on the physical.

Oct 28, 2015 9:21 AM

Profiler, at the children's hospital, they had something similar, don't remember the name but the rehabilitation part was the same, and it was for pain. I saw two docs, a psychologist specializing in chronic pain in a thing they called "coping clinic" which was right before or after my appointment for physical therapy. That meant (because it wasn't local) is spend 2-4 hours in the hospital, depending on how close together appointments were. I don't know what else they do.

Oct 28, 2015 10:48 AM

Profiler, it may combine pain management and some sort of p/t created specifically for the pain issues each person is having. It may also include pain psychology which I have also done through my pain management clinic. When I would get to a point I couldn't take any more, I would go and see the psychologist and have a visit with him. I never really got a lot out of it with the exception of accepting the situation as it is, do what I can when I can and that its ok to cry. I hope that whatever they offer is beneficial to you. It would be wonderful to hear that you are getting relief. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.💕🙏🏻🌻

Oct 28, 2015 6:45 PM

Profiler for me, I do see a physical medicine specialist. She does do pain management(shots, meds, etc) but also has a Multi-disciplinary approach with it as well. Chiropractic and Pain psychology are also a large part of it.

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