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Today's health care delivery system is in desperate need of an overhaul. As health care costs continue to rise patients are spending more and more to get less quantity and quality of care.
Chronic pain is very complex condition to treat. In 2015 the NIH published the National Pain Strategy which called for a biopsychosocial approach to the management of chronic pain. This approach is a holistic approach that involves treating the whole person instead of only focusing on a specific area of pain.
Given that today's physicians are continually pressed for time and resources, it has been incredibly difficult to adopt this model into everyday practice. Many physicians, myself included, have been looking for other ways to provide patients the care they need to manage their chronic pain.
That's where direct care comes in. The direct care movement began more than two decades ago. Its foundations began in direct primary care, a model for primary care that has recently taken off in our area. My practice is modeled after this concept. This monthly fee covers everything - there are no copays or hidden costs because insurance is not involved.
9403 Kenwood Road Suite C100 Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
A Holistic Approach to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Obviously to treat chronic pain we must focus on the pain. Not all pain is the same - determining the type (or types) of pain you are experiencing is essential for its proper treatment. Do you experience nocioceptive, neuropathic, or centralized pain? Or some combination? We will dissect your symptoms to find out.
Evidence shows that without adequate quantity and quality of sleep it is very difficult to manage chronic pain. Proper sleep hygiene, as well as evaluation and treatment of associated sleep disorders, are an essential part of any pain management program.
It is nearly impossible to separate pain from mood. Pain by nature is an emotional state of distress. Additionally, there is significant overlap in the pathways and brain chemicals that regulate pain and mood. Loss of function and reduced quality of life due to pain also negatively impact mood.
While it may seem counterintuitive to many, exercise plays a central role in dampening the pain response. While many patients find that exercise increases their pain initially, it is widely known that a regular exercise regimen, when designed properly, reduces pain levels long term.
Often sorely neglected in our current medical model, nutrition plays a central role in wellness. We know it is essential in the management of diabetes and heart disease, and the same goes for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding inflammatory, processed foods is a good start.
Recent research has led to an increasing focus on stress management and mindfulness as a key component of wellness in general. It also plays a central role in keeping pain levels at bay, improving sleep quality, and reducing negative mood symptoms.
Conditions Diagnosed and Treated at CMC:
Chronic joint pain
Generalized Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Localized Osteoarthritis including Erosive Osteoarthritis
Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain
Small Fiber Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy including Post-Herpetic Neuropathy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
At this time, we are not accepting new patients. Please call the office at 513-318-1695 so we can place you on the Wait List to contact you when openings are available.