Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program
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Understanding Chronic Pain
What to do about it in less than 5 minutes. Video content provided by GP Access and the Hunter Integrated Pain Service.
Cleveland Clinic Chronic Rehabilitation Program has been awarded Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society
The Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) has been awarded a Center of Excellence from the American Pain Society (APS). The American Pain Society is the national chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), which is the leading chronic pain organization in the world.
The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program is part of its Neurological Center for Pain, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program designed to treat patients with disabling chronic pain. The program has helped more than 7,000 patients manage their chronic pain. The program draws on the expertise of specialist physicians, psychologists, addiction counselors, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists and a full staff of dedicated nurses who deliver personalized care.
In 2009 the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program started an educational track designed specifically to help the growing number of patients with both chronic pain and addiction. Very few other programs in the country address both issues simultaneously. Although this is not a chemical dependency treatment program, patients in this track are educated about addiction and how it has affected their lives and their pain. This education helps them start to plan the substance abuse treatment that follows completion of the program.
Since 1999 an IRB-approved outcomes data registry has acquired data from more than 2,500 patients at admission, discharge and 6 and 12 months after discharge. Outcomes studies demonstrate marked, sustained improvements in pain, function, mood and substance use. These data are used to make ongoing program changes based on real outcomes vs. perceived need. They also have served as the basis for scientific posters and publications.