Hi all! I really enjoy reading the questions and utilizing the ideas from others. This program that I talk about is quite an awesome program. I have finished the first four weeks and will go back at 30, 60, 90, & 120 for further testing and me one on one time with my pt, ot, biofeedback, psychologist and anything else needed to addressing. Covering chronic pain is a very toogh
The program is located at St. Luke's hospital in Spokane. SIMP stands for a CARF Accredited Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Pain program. The website info is https://www.st-lukes.org/Pain-Program/
Positivrlyupright, when you say that 1 out of 4 patients, it really made me stop and think. It doesn't seem as many as I thought. I figured it could be up as high as one out of every 2 and that's a huge chunk of people. It makes things really hard. Sorry you're in this predicament. I'll keep you in my prayers. If this is all over the place, it's because I'm falling asleep. Just wanted you to know that you matter to me. ❤️🙏🏻🌻
I'm all over the place too! Last night I was trying to get the first post done and I realized I was nodding off and not thorough with my post. ☺️. Really a great program that is allowed through the state industrial insurance of Washington. It has given me the tools to overcome the emotional roller coaster and combat the pain without the use of drugs. Stretching and building my core back up is top of my list too. Weight loss a big priority to help my overall health is very difficult, since I'm a stress eater and emotional eater and basically like every kind of food there is! Hahaha! The road is long and hard but setting your mind to be mindful and positive is the most important part of recovery. I injured in the job September 17, 2008.
Positivelyupright, thanks for sharing the link. I agree staying as positive as possible, and accepting it is a permanent part of my life has helped pull me out of depression. I want to make the best of what I've got. If I just sit still and get weaker I'm only hurting myself more. So I'm now doing exercises slow and steady. If like to strengthen my core but last time I tried it set of major headaches and lumbar pain. Good luck reaching your goals. 🙏🌼