The Pain Management and Headache Outpatient Program at Tampa General Rehabilitation Center uses a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of individuals with a variety of pain conditions. This Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-accredited program regularly treats patients with back/neck pain, headaches, arthritis, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), myofascial pain, neuropathy and temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) in addition to other chronic conditions. Psychologists are key members of the pain management team. Their purpose is to help people in pain develop good coping skills, so that they can enjoy a good quality of life despite their pain. As part of the team, psychologist’s help patients maximize function, improve emotional well being and return to a high quality of life.
The psychologist plays a key role on the multidisciplinary team by providing:
- Psychological assessment
- Psychotherapy and psycho-educational intervention with patients and their families
- Relapse prevention