Integrative Pain Program - Programs - Eskenazi Health

A first reaction to severe pain is to take medication to help relieve symptoms. While this can be effective for many, some people need to find another approach for long-term pain.

Chronic pain is pain that persists for six months or longer due to a wide variety of causes. It can include:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Post-injury pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Shingles pain
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain

Eskenazi Health Integrative Pain Program specializes in pain management and recovery, with the focus on improving quality of life. It offers a variety of alternative ways to help individuals manage chronic pain in an effort to become stronger and more flexible in body and mind.

Newly referred patients are required to attend Pain School, which is a series of 90-minute classes that meet twice a week for five weeks. The first class of each week includes lecture and information sharing. The second class of the week puts information learned earlier in the week into practice. It is the expectation that, with help, patients set daily goals that will incorporate new skills learned and practiced during Pain School.

Upon completion of all Pain School sessions, the patient will be scheduled to see a physician, nurse practitioner and social worker for an initial bio-psycho-social assessment and evaluation.

The program is designed to last six to 10 months; however, length of program time can vary for each individual. Active participation is required of all patients while in the program so meaningful relief can be achieved.

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Treatments performed or taught at the Integrative Pain Program include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive-behavioral training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger point injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Large joint and bursa injections
  • Medical management
  • Food as medicine

This website is NOT for medical emergencies or medical treatment. For medical treatment, please contact your physician’s office by phone or go to the nearest emergency room. For emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If this is a mental health emergency, please call 317.880.8485.

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Appointments are made on a referral basis only. For referral information, patients are encouraged to ask their primary care provider to please contact 317.880.PAIN (7246)