Chronic pain is a complicated problem that requires a team approach to treatment.
YOUR ABILITY TO BE ACTIVE. Pain can affect your
ability to perform daily tasks and activities
you used to enjoy.
YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. Other people often have a hard time understanding chronic pain and what it does to your life.
YOUR ABILITY TO WORK. If you can no longer work, you may experience change in the financial well-being of your family.
YOUR FEELINGS. Many people with chronic pain also experience frustration, anger, anxiety and depression.
YOUR SELF-ESTEEM. When chronic pain affects your ability to work, to be active and to have normal relationships, your sense of who you are as a person can also change dramatically.
The pain management team can help you learn how to function better by:
Patients must be referred by their primary care physician or a specialist currently involved in their care to be evaluated by a board-certified physician who is trained in pain management and, if needed, a clinical pain psychologist. Depending on the individual’s pain history, a physical therapist with experience in the treatment of chronic pain also may be asked to see the patient.
The Washington University pain management specialists at the Pain Management Center at Missouri Baptist will help you learn how to manage your pain more effectively and improve your ability to be active and function optimally in your daily activities.
Our multidisciplinary pain team will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include appropriate minimally invasive procedures, individual psychotherapy, individual physical therapy and/or participation in our group cognitive behavioral program (PRISM).
For more information about pain, call us at 314-996-7200.