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Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment

I came across this great website and center “Addiction Free Pain Management”. This article speaks to the need for a diverse range of interventions this center employs to deal with Chronic Pain, esp for those who are already in recovery. This exerpt, from  the end of the article,  should be an OPTIONS list available to every chronic pain survivor of sufferer no matter where they may live.

“Below is a brief list of some the nonpharmacological interventions that can be utilized.  It’s important to remember that the only limitation to the types of interventions possible is the clinician or patient’s imagination:

  • Exercise and Stretching
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • TENS Unit
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga
  • PA / AA /NA-type 12-Step Meetings
  • Meditation
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Talking Circles
  • Rolfing or Heller Work
  • Sweat Lodges
  • Tai Chi or Qui Gong
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming ( NLP)
  • Family/Couples Therapy
  • Art Therapy i.e., collage, pottery
  • Sleep Therapy
  • Traditional Native
  • Tribal Healing
  • Volunteer Work

Chronic pain patients have a much better chance of quality recovery when their healthcare providers use a combination of Medication Management Components, the APM™ Core Clinical Exercises, and appropriate Nonpharmacological Treatment Processes. It is the healthcare providers’ responsibility to be aware of all potential resources in their communities.  For more information about Addiction-Free Pain Management® please check out the remainder of our website www.addiction-free.com.or feel free to contact us at (916) 575-9961.”

Kudos to  Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II, and the staff at the Center. Here is a link to the full article.

The Need for Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment

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About Mary Byrne Eigel

Before writing children’s books, Mary spent many years teaching in classrooms and creating art in her studio. She was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a painful condition that causes normal activities, like walking, to be challenging. As a child, when Mary had to trek long distances, she often wished she had a wheelchair. For her, a wheelchair offered pain-free opportunities, not limitations. Mary grew up in Chicago, which is the lakefront inspiration for the town of Sail. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two dogs, Beaux and Trey.

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