Making the decision to seek treatment is not easy. You will find our Admissions Specialists at LVRC to be compassionate, well-trained, and ready to help you. Please be assured that your interest in treatment for yourself or a loved one will be held in the strictest confidence by our staff. Our mission is to help you find the treatment best suited to your needs or the needs of your loved one. Whether or not you decide to enter one of the treatment programs at LVRC, our Admissions Specialists are willing and happy to help you. Call 1-(866) 639-0758 and speak with someone about your situation today.
What to Expect from Admissions to the Inpatient Pain Recovery Treatment Program
At LVRC we see clients with identifiable pain generators such as musculosketelat pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, Crohn's Disease, headaches, back and neck pain with and without disc disease, residual post-surgical pain, and many other conditions associated with chronic pain.
There are two kinds of chronic pain clients who are typically referred to us:
Through the process of treatment, pain clients may ultimately find that their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors are similar to those of an addict. Though clients who fall within the first category above may be resistant to chemical dependency groups, assignments, and twelve-step meetings, these groups are mandatory and often address many relevant issues for these clients as well. We offer our pain clients a variety of ideas and interactive exercises to help them better understand their condition. We understand that this topic can often become a roadblock to recovery for some, so we strive to tailor each program in order to maximize the client's willing participation and reduce distractions.
In our experience, clients who have been dependent on opioid medications for years―particularly associated with a work-related injury―are often reluctant to give up the only thing in their lives that seems to help. The necessary educations efforts therefore start prior to admission to help the client and family understand the principles of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia and chronic withdrawal in clients on opioids. LVRC provides a community environment where some of the clients have had similar experiences and expectations. This enables a new client to compare and contrast his or her experience and allows them to positively project a future without the use of medications.
Disabled clients present a unique set of challenges in treatment. Often these clients are adversarial, angry, and involved in litigation. Our approach is even-handed—representing ourselves as partners with the workman's compensation company as we work to facilitate resolution of negative feelings, which―ironically―may actually be causing more pain. Individuals respond to rewards, and it is our clinical policy, through the use of well-utilized cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, to help the client re-frame his or her experience of pain and suffering. clients are rewarded for increased function by each and every staff member in the center. Very little attention is paid directly to the pain complaints. We record the client's report of pain three times per day using a traditional ten-point scale, as well as administer the Pain Outcome Profile** weekly.
The multidisciplinary treatment team will review the client's progress regularly and staff will report to the workman's compensation case manager. Our clinicians will set up treatment goals that are regularly reviewed in multidisciplinary staff meetings. Return to work may be one of the goals of the treatment plan, if feasible. We will address any fears or uncertainty about returning to work in coordination with the case manager. Discharge planning is crucial in the early stages of treatment, and our multidisciplinary treatment team will facilitate appropriate levels and referrals will be made to applicable service providers upon discharge. We will consult with the case manager about this process prior to completion.
Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia occurs in a percentage of people taking opioids on a long-term basis. It refers to increased pain caused by opioid medications. The proper treatment of this condition is discontinuing opioid medications and treating residual pain with other modalities.
**For more information of the Pain Outcomes Profile, please visit .