Studies have shown that comprehensive (interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary) pain treatment that addresses the biopsychosocial aspects of the chronic pain experience is not only more clinically effective than conventional medical treatment by itself, it’s also more cost-efficient.
It’s no wonder the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the National Academy of Sciences, and the US Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force all recommend comprehensive treatment for chronic pain.
I was blessed to be able to attend the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center in Rochester Minnesota - not just once, but twice. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in talking an active role in managing their own care. It was a life changer for me. Read about my time at Mayo Clinic.
Other programs are available. I've included some of them in the Resources tab of this website.
Chronic Pain Champions is an information resource/blog/support group to help chronic pain patients, their families, and friends, as well as healthcare professionals. Learn more about this site and the author.
Chronic Pain Champions