The problem with many approaches to painful conditions is that one size definitely does not fit all. Many pain clinics have a single modality that is emphasized, when, in fact, most pain problems require a multimodal approach. For example, treating chronic back pain often requires more than just medications, physical therapy or injections. Other modalities including appropriate exercise, smoking cessation, or an anti-inflammatory diet are critically important. An ergonomic assessment is sometimes required.
We have expertise in all of these areas and have a longstanding collaboration with other medical providers including chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians as well as orthopedic spine surgeons, neurologists/neurosurgeons and physiatrists/rehab medicine specialists. It is also critical to have a logical and methodical treatment plan instead of using a chaotic “shotgun” approach. We also work hand-in-hand with pain psychologists, counselors and addiction medicine doctors.