Components of a Successful Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Program
Physicians most often work to address biological and structural factors affecting patients with pain, but there is strong evidence that psychosocial variables play an equally prominent role in chronic pain. The multidimensional experience of chronic pain results in individualized perceptions and coping mechanisms that reflect the complex biopsychosocial aspects of a patient in chronic pain. Functional restoration, or, interdisciplinary pain management programs incorporate this model into assessing and treating pain and have demonstrated lasting results in improved functional activities, quality of life, psychological functioning, and pain reduction. The key component to program success is collaborative ongoing communication among team members, the patient, and their support system.
KeywordsChronic pain rehabilitation Biopsychosocial model Functional rehabilitation program Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation