If you’re suffering from chronic pain, you may find that it’s actually starting to affect both your physical and mental health. You may feel that the pain medication your doctor has got you on isn’t helping or maybe you’re just looking for a better way to manage your pain that isn’t dependent on the pills you take. The Grand Avenue Surgical Center in Chicago, Illinois has a spectacular Anesthesiology and Pain Management department that is more than happy to help you find alternative measures to dealing with your chronic pain.
Our program is psychoeducational; meaning that we’ll teach you different, non medicinal ways to help you understand, tolerate and manage your pain. This may include different breathing or stretching techniques for your specific type of pain, and/or learning to communicate your pain to you doctor, as well as your family and friends who may not understand exactly what you’re going through. We also look at the medications you’re on and whether they’re being used appropriately, as well as your diet which is an important factor in the healing process.
Many people that experience chronic pain shut down, whether it’s because they find that their pain management regimen isn’t working for them, or just because they feel like they’ll never return to being themselves again. Our pain management program focuses on fixing your mental and emotional pain as well as the physical pain you’re experiencing. The body is a complicated machine, and if your mental well being is compromised, you’re likely to experience your pain in a more significant manner.
Because the pain management program focuses on teaching you non medicinal ways to deal with your pain, it won’t interfere with any medications you’re on and you may even learn that you don’t need to be taking as much as you are now! This is great because far too many people are becoming dependent on their medications and are still finding that their pain is intolerable. This is why it’s important to focus on spiritual healing as well as physical. Certain stretches and breathing exercises may just what you need to be feeling better in no time! Check http://grandavenuesurgicalcenter.com/about.html for more information.