Our Goals

INTERDISCIPLINARY PAIN MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITAITON PROGRAM

General Goals of the Program

DECREASE PAIN

  1. Adjustment of Medications
  2. Combination of Medications
  3. Muscle Re-Education

CLARIFY EXPECTATIONS

  1. Chronic Medical Condition
  2. Role Change
  3. Amount of Pain Relief Expected
  4. Relapse
  5. Function

INCREASE FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY

  1. Improve Sitting/Standing Tolerance
  2. Improve Muscle Tone
  3. Improve Physical Conditioning
  4. Increase Exercise Tolerance
  5. Improve Flexibility

REFINE SELECTION PROCESS FOR PAIN THERAPIES

  1. Chronic Long Term Narcotics
  2. Dorsal Column Stimulators
  3. Intraspinal Narcotic Pumps
  4. Radiofrequency Denervation
  5. Surgical Procedures

DECREASE UTILIZATION OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES

  1. Avoid Repetition
  2. Stability on Medications
  3. Avoid Unsuccessful Invasive Therapies
  4. Avoid Multiple Providers
  5. Avoid Unnecessary Procedures
  6. Decrease ER Visits

IMPROVE COPING

  1. Accepting Condition
  2. Modifying Role
  3. Develop Support System From Disable to Able

IMPROVE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

  1. Decrease Depression
  2. Decrease Anxiety
  3. Decrease Stress
  4. Improve Sleep
  5. Improve Personal Relationships

DECREASE FEELINGS OF DISABILITY

  1. Return to Productive Role
  2. Gain Control Over Pain
  3. Importance of Return to Functional Activity

Your Physician

Dr. Richard L. Smith – A Harvard fellowship trained physician who is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.

Dr. Smith is a caring compassionate physician who has practiced pain management for over 20 years. Dr. Smith has treated over 10,000 patients with chronic and acute pain and helped them find relief.

“Let Dr. Richard L. Smith be your first resource for your Pain Management needs”