MindBody Medicine Clinic
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Management of Chronic Pain Treatment Program
The MindBody Medicine Clinic Management of Chronic Pain Program provides powerful techniques that enable patients to relax, transform negative thought patterns, express emotions, and develop strong social support networks
Dr. Magdalena R. Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the MindBody Medicine Clinic, offers an intensive 12-week cognitive-behavioral group therapy designed for patients, ages 18 and older, with an array of chronic pain such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, neck and shoulder pain, neuropathy to name a few. The program uses cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches for chronic pain which was not relieved by more conventional interventions.
Patients meet weekly as a group for 90 minutes at either the University Health Center or Center for Pain Management location to review important features such as stress management, relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, education about nutrition, physicial activity and family education. Daily homework assignments for the following week are given to practice modalities taught at the group meetings. Reports are sent to referring physicians to keep them abreast of their patient's progress. Treatment efficacy and outcomes are monitored systematically by program staff. The goal of this program is to help patients cope with chronic pain and serious illness in a way that enhances their quality of life. Additionally, based on our experience and literature published on the importance of the patient's support system in the treatment of chronic pain, one group session is devoted to improve communication skills between patients and their spouses or significant other.
Important features of the Management of Chronic Pain Program include:
- Individual initial evaluation
- Stress management
- Relaxation techniques
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Communication skills
- Healthy nutrition and stretching exercises
- Patient and family education
- Medication adjustment for treatment of pain
- Treatment for anxiety and depression if needed
- Referrals to Alternative Therapist as appropriate
Individual evaluations and treatment at the Center for Pain Medicine are available.
For more inforation, call us and get relief from your chronic pain today! 802-847-COPE (2673)
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