Frequently Asked Questions
What is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (otherwise known as a physiatrist
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians are
What is a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain?
A multidisciplinary approach to acute and chronic pain encompasses a variety of healthcare providers capable of assessing and treating physical, psychosocial, medical, vocational and social aspects of pain. These may include physicians, nurses, behavioral health professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Not every patient referred to a pain treatment facility is in need of a multidisciplinary diagnosis or treatment, but it is important to have these resources available when they are appropriate for the patient.
What is the purpose of the mind/body consultation?
A mind/body consultation is a critical component for the comprehensive treatment of a patient’s pain. The pain assessment helps to increase the understanding of the impact that pain has on all aspects of one’s life. Therefore, part of our goal is to provide the patient with social support and vocational rehabilitation.