Chronic pain can be defined by any of these three criteria:
it persists after an injury has healed, or lasts longer than the
usual recovery time
it interferes with daily life, either at home or at work
it doesn’t get better after multiple attempts to treat it,
including medication, physical therapy or surgery
Many types of chronic pain may not seem serious at a glance, but at Bryn
Mawr Rehab Hospital, we know that long-term pain seriously impacts
quality of life, often resulting in debility and depression over time.
96 percent of our patients are able to return to work after finishing
our comprehensive Pain Management Program, over 60 percent reduce their
reliance on medications, and 98 percent rate their Bryn Mawr Rehab
experience as good or excellent.
Pain Management: Our Approach
Our team partners with
primary care doctors and other specialists for comprehensive physical,
diagnostic and psychological evaluations. These evaluations help us to
determine whether further tests such as blood chemistry, x-rays or
imaging are needed, and ultimately to:
minimize the effects of pain
maximize function and productivity
teach alternate coping methods
minimize the need for medication
prevent further injury
enable patients to return to normal activity
Our pain management doctors develop treatment plans inspired by the
patient’s interests and utilizing our signature creative approach
to keep them motivated.
Chronic pain doesn’t discriminate: It can affect anyone regardless of
age, gender or background. Almost 60 percent of the patients in the pain
management program at Bryn Mawr Rehab suffer from:
atypical pain syndromes
neuropathic pain resulting from damaged or pinched nerves
Bryn Mawr Rehab pain management services include a range of therapeutic
techniques, whether patients need chronic back pain treatment or relief
from pinched nerves. Treatment approaches include:
A support system of family and friends is particularly important for the
recovery of a patient who suffers from chronic pain, which can lead
individuals into isolation that worsens their psychological challenges.
Even the most advanced pain management can’t provide relief overnight
and family involvement can be a crucial component of recovery inside and
outside the pain management clinic.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.