Management of Chronic Pain
At The Nurse’s Office, we understand that chronic pain can be disruptive and debilitating. Our goal and wish for those who are in pain is for them to be able to function the best they can.
As primary care providers, we are the first line of defense for our patients suffering from chronic pain. In some cases, we may be able to assist our patients. In other cases, we may refer our patients to other specialists who can best assess and provide specialized care for our chronic pain patients. In either case, we will always be the central point of contact for our chronic pain patients and coordinate their care to ensure that our patients’ needs are being met and they are getting the best possible care.
There are a number of ways that we can help our chronic pain patients to achieve their highest level of functioning, from therapy to medical intervention. Physical therapy can help to address some of the physical challenges that are causing pain, as well as help individuals learn new or alternative ways of doing things that work better. Occupational therapy can also help to address new ways of functioning in the home or at work that can make life easier or less painful.
For some patients, injections or medication can help or may be necessary to manage pain. Our aim is to address pain through functional means and minimize the need for medical intervention when possible. For patients who do need medication, we closely monitor pain management and seek to minimize dependency on such medications.
We are accepting and welcoming new chronic pain patients at this time. For more information about our chronic pain services, to learn about our primary care providers, or to schedule an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners, please contact us by calling 860.603.3541. We are here and ready to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon.