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Interdisciplinary Functional Restoration and Pain Programs

  • Steven D. Feinberg
  • Robert J. Gatchel
  • Steven Stanos
  • Rachel Feinberg
  • Valerie Johnson-Montieth
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Abstract

The major purpose of the present chapter is to provide a review of the currently most therapeutically effective method for managing chronic pain—functional restoration (FR). Before doing so, a brief overview of the rehabilitation process will be provided. Indeed, throughout history, the treatment of chronic pain conditions has been difficult, time consuming, expensive, and, all too often, unsuccessful. Many modes of treatment, both invasive (injections, procedures, surgery, etc.) and noninvasive methods (medications, physical therapy, counseling, applications of heat, ice, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and many others), have been used by the health-care profession in an attempt to eliminate pain and return these patients to a productive, fulfilling life.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Chronic Pain Patient Chronic Pain Condition Biopsychosocial Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven D. Feinberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert J. Gatchel
    • 4
  • Steven Stanos
    • 5
    • 6
  • Rachel Feinberg
    • 1
  • Valerie Johnson-Montieth
    • 7
  1. 1.Feinberg Medical GroupPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  3. 3.American Pain SolutionsSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyCollege of Science, The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCenter for Pain Management, Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  6. 6.Northwestern University Medical School, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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