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Rehabilitation Specialist

California Pain Medicine Center -  - Pain Management Specialist

California Pain Medicine Center

Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

When you undergo surgery, suffer a severe injury, or recover from a serious illness, expert rehabilitation can get you back on your feet. The multidisciplinary team at California Pain Medicine Center in Santa Monica, California, offers personalized rehabilitation programs that help you regain your strength and mobility. Find out how rehabilitation can help you by calling California Pain Medicine Center today or book an appointment online.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is the process of recovery after an illness, injury, or surgery. California Pain Medicine Center specializes in evaluating and treating patients who require rehabilitation by using comprehensive, interdisciplinary techniques.

The process starts with a consultation, where the team provides an accurate diagnosis of your condition that enables them to develop an individualized rehabilitation plan. The team’s multi-faceted approach helps you manage your pain and successfully get back to work.

An interdisciplinary evaluation (MDE) for rehabilitation involves seeing a physiatrist (a doctor specializing in rehabilitation medicine), a psychologist, and a physical therapist. They assess your physical, psychological, and functional barriers to rehabilitation.

What does rehabilitation involve?

A rehabilitation program addresses two vital aspects of your recovery:

Functional restoration

Functional restoration means learning how to restore optimal physical function and improve your quality of life. A functional capacity evaluation measures your ability to perform physical work-related tasks without injuring yourself. 

Psychological well-being

Psychological treatments could include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and educational classes. These methods help you to develop active coping skills, learn how to relax and lower stress, and change behaviors you’ve learned that are making your pain worse. Sleep seminars are also helpful.

What treatments might be in my rehabilitation program?

As every patient’s rehabilitation program is unique to them, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, the California Pain Medicine Center team selects from a range of potential treatments after your evaluation. Examples of rehabilitation treatments include:

  • Multimodality physical therapy
  • Neurobiofeedback
  • Desensitization
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medication management
  • Anesthetic and neurolytic nerve blocks
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Work conditioning or work hardening helps you return to your job and improves your ability to perform daily tasks. Your occupational therapist can also assist you with any changes to your work environment or aids that you might need to help you stay comfortable at work.

California Pain Medicine Center also provides 20-day intensive pain management rehabilitation programs.

What can I gain from rehabilitation?

Expert rehabilitation at California Pain Medicine Center could make a significant difference in your life. It can restore your mobility, help you regain strength and flexibility, and support the healing process.

If your condition is incurable, rehabilitation gives you the tools you need to manage your pain so it doesn’t take over your life. Patients undergoing a program of rehabilitation experience improvements in their function and mood that far surpass anything that’s possible using medication alone.

To find out how to benefit from rehabilitation at California Pain Medicine Center, call their office today or book an appointment online.