Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts beyond the normal time necessary for healing and makes it difficult to manage the activities of everyday life. This type of persistent pain can affect work, mobility, and personal relationships. It often affects the emotions, as well, increasing stress and sometimes leading to depression.
Patients experiencing chronic pain can find safe and effective help at the Henry Ford Allegiance Pain Management Center, located across the street from the hospital. Our multidisciplinary care team is led by a specialist physician who is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology. Also on the team are a nurse practitioner, a clinical psychologist, physical therapists and occupational therapists, who are all experienced in the treatment and management of pain. The team works closely with each patient and his or her primary care physician to develop a personalized treatment plan.
To make sure you are always connected to the right care at the right time, our pain management specialists serve as an integrated team along with Henry Ford Allegiance neurologists, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.
We are Here to Help
We understand the mechanism of pain and know how it effects every minute of your life. We know that the pain is not “all in your head” and we can help by:
- Accurately evaluating your pain
- Decreasing the degree of pain by using state-of-the-art medical technology
- Sharing coping skills that will put you back in control
The Pain Management Center welcomes new patients, with a referral from the primary care physician.