Integrative Pain Center
The Integrative Pain Center at the IU Center of Excellence in Women's Health at Wishard provides pain management and recovery. The Integrative Pain Program treats patients with complex pain problems including back and muscle pain, headache, TMJ, arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuralgia and other types of chronic pain. The program de-emphasizes pain medication and emphasizes improving the quality of life.
The Integrative Pain Center has several steps to help patients manage pain. Patients begin by doing a bio-psycho-social assessment and evaluation. After the assessment, patients participate in a mandatory six week self-management program. The program is designed to last four to six months and will require effort and participation from the patient so meaningful relief can be achieved.
Integrative Pain Center Services:
- Cognitive-behavioral training
- Relaxation techniques
- Trigger point injections
- Peripheral nerve blocks
- Large join and bursa injections
Question: How can I get into the Pain Management Program?
Answer: Your doctor must refer you. Ask your doctor’s office to call us at 317.656.3974 to get the necessary information to make a referral.
Question: Do you prescribe pain medication?
Answer: Yes, but we heavily rely on alternative ways to manage pain. We teach you how to better manage your life – with pain being an aspect in your life. We help you do this through a six-course program that teaches you relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, creative imagery, restructuring and more.