Sierra Tucson’s Pain Management Program provides one of the most innovative and advanced treatment programs for chronic pain. An experienced multidisciplinary team of health professionals address the bio-psycho-social factors that contribute to chronic pain, as well as common co-occurring disorders.
In Sierra Tucson’s Pain Management Program you will receive a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan, which may include some if not all of the following therapies:
The causes of chronic pain are complex. It affects all parts of your body; your tissues, your bodily systems, and your mind. As such, the treatment of pain is also complex. At Sierra Tucson, all factors that play into the causes of your pain, are examined, and then treated using state-of-the-art integrative therapies and therapy types.
Because pain is multidimensional, it is never adequately addressed in a unidimensional treatment program. The treatment of pain, therefore, must extend beyond the physical approaches to include your psychological, social, and even your spiritual aspects.
Research tells us that if you can answers these questions, you will obtain increased satisfaction, better coping strategies, and less anxiety around your pain. Understanding your pain reduces the threat value of the pain, and improves your treatment outcomes.
~Moseley, Hodges, and Nicholas, 2003
Chronic pain may be caused by a combination of physical, psycho-emotional, chemical, nutritional, behavioral, and/or environmental factors. Pain specialists at Sierra Tucson will provide you with a musculoskeletal and neurological exam, and personally evaluate your pain issue from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. You will receive both medical and psychological interventions and you will be helped into behavioral, lifestyle, and emotional changes that can decrease your pain over time.
In many cases, patients in the pain management program suffer from co-existing disorders. In this case, patients in Sierra Tucson pain treatment program, are treated not only for their pain, but also for any underlying disorders which may be present, and contributing the pain. Sierra Tucson treatment team will work closely with you to identify any underlying issues, and then treat issues that are identified. This approach to treatment then allows for the personalized, safe and effective pain management treatment program to be developed.
Sleep disorders are the most common health problem in the United States. So important is nightly regenerative sleep that many other health issues can stem directly from a lack thereof, including depression, and chronic pain. It has been reported that pain sensitivity increases after only one night of poor sleep, so it is easy to see why sleep disorders, are especially prevalent in your pain.
For this reason, in Sierra Tucson’s Pain Management Program, you are carefully evaluated for a broad range of sleep-health risk factors, and recommendations are given to you to address these problems as part of your treatment.
During your treatment program at Sierra Tucson, you will receive a thorough pain assessment, with reassessment at regular intervals. This allows our multidisciplinary team to skillfully address your ongoing needs. Sierra Tucson’s staff will also work with your physician to collaborate regarding treatment and aftercare.
Addiction to pain medication is a common diagnosis and focus of treatment at Sierra Tucson. Physical pain, if not well managed, often acts as a primary trigger for addictive processes. Sierra Tucson’s highly qualified physicians are experts in developing individualized medication management plans to deal with your pain. Treatment seeks to use the fewest medications possible, and abstinence is always preferred. If medication is required, non-addictive medications with fewer side effects are considered for you first first. Occasionally, maintenance opioid regimens are indicated for effective long-term management.
The following are a list of the goals that the Professionals at Sierra Tucson are committed to helping you achieve:
The core team of Sierra Tucson health professionals who will care for you in the Pain Management Program include physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, psychotherapists, biofeedback therapists, and pharmacists.
Although no one is guaranteed to leave treatment pain-free, suffering can be relieved when you implement the new skills you develop during your treatment program. As awareness, mood, sleep, and your physical ability improve, your quality of life will increase and continues to progress after treatment. You will eventually reach the ultimate goal of long-term pain reduction and effective pain management through physical adaptation, cognitive-behavioral modification, and reconciliation of emotional conflicts.
Sierra Tucson’s Pain Management Program will provide you with the self-care tools you need to manage, control, and reduce your pain, thereby improving your ability to function at high levels and, in essence, to take back your life.
For individuals whose needs are complex and uncertain, Sierra Tucson can design an individualized assessment program (usually 4 – 10 days) to determine the optimal course of treatment, whether inpatient or outpatient. Please call us at (800) 842-4487 for details.
Sierra Tucson’s innovative Pain Management Program (typically a 45-day length of stay) successfully treats many patients with various types of chronic pain, including:
Patients who suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain are helped to significantly reduce their pain and gain important skills for living a healthier, more productive life. Patients who admit into another Sierra Tucson program may also receive Pain Management services.
A full spectrum pain management program, such as the program you will find at Sierra Tucson, integrates diverse approaches that fosters your self-awareness, and teaches you appropriate, and effective self-care strategies. In time, your complex issues are managed, your pain is reduced, and you move back towards peak physical and psychological performance.
Everyone struggling with chronic pain is unique, and as such, have unique pain management treatment needs. This is why Sierra Tucson incorporates one of the broadest range of approaches for the treatment of pain available anywhere. In this way, the highly qualified Doctors and Pain Specialist at Sierra Tucson, may address your entire person, i.e. the various concurrent bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors that can contribute to your pain.