The physicians of Valley Pain Consultants utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, coordinating our patients’ care with a team of trusted health care professionals to provide a full range of treatments and services for clients suffering from chronic and acute pain.
The multi-disciplinary approach to pain management is the optimal method for the delivery of comprehensive treatment to patients suffering from pain. The biopsychosocial model of pain considers multiple factors for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of pain.
A structured approach to non-pharmacologic pain management includes medical and psychological interventions to educate and to empower patients to manage their pain. Relaxation training, biofeedback, hypnosis, imagery, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are non-pharmacologic treatment modalities recommended by multi-disciplinary pain management teams for effective pain control.
Valley’s physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physician, also referred to as a physiatrist, enhances Valley’s ability to treat patients suffering from neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain. Valley’s PMR physician performs a variety of procedures, including electromyography (EMG) and ultrasound-guided injections for our patients, and has specialized training in sports-related injuries with an emphasis on restoring functionality.
Additionally, Valley’s pain management physicians can arrange referrals to other medical and surgical specialists (neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons) and complementary healthcare providers (acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists) to optimize our patients’ care. Valley Pain Consultants believes that a patient’s primary care provider is the most trusted source for a referral for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
The chart below illustrates an effective way to treat chronic pain, one that accelerates a patient’s path to enhanced quality of life and restored function. Working with our patients’ primary care providers, Valley Pain Consultants’ physicians are able to coordinate care efficiently, in a way that saves the patient time and reduces unnecessary healthcare expenditures.