What you need to know to create a comprehensive plan of care.
Chronic pain is a term that can be used to describe any type of pain persisting for at least 3 to 6 months or more. It can have many causes and presents differently in each patient. Thus, there is no one approach to treating chronic pain. The good news is there are many options available to rehab professionals for such treatment, and the right combination of therapeutic approaches can not only decrease pain but also increase function to meet a patient’s overall needs and goals.
This resource includes information about what techniques work for treating chronic pain and for whom, how to take into account the emotional and psychological issues that clients with chronic pain may be experiencing, as well as how to work with other professionals to provide comprehensive care, for adults and children.