Pain Management

What is the outpatient pain management program?

Many types of chronic pain may not seem serious at a glance, but at Bryn Mawr Rehab we know that long-term pain seriously impacts quality of life, often resulting in debility and depression over time. Chronic pain can be defined as any pain that:

  • Persists after an injury has healed, or lasts longer than the usual recovery time
  • Interferes with daily life, either at home or at work
  • Doesn’t get better after multiple attempts to treat it, including medication, physical therapy or surgery 

Chronic pain affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Almost 60 percent of the patients in our outpatient pain management program, offered at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital just outside of Philadelphia, suffer from:

Our treatment approaches include:

Our pain management program also draws on integrative medicine approaches to complement traditional pain therapies. These include:

  • Acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation to help relieve pain from certain areas of the body
  • Prolotherapy regenerative injections for joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Other types of alternative medicine to help stimulate the body’s own healing process

The pain management doctors at Bryn Mawr Rehab will oversee any pain medications you might need and will carefully select those with maximum effectiveness and minimal side effects—so that your body can rely on its own ability to feel good again.

Pain management program team

Our team partners with primary care doctors and other specialists for comprehensive physical, diagnostic and psychological evaluations. These evaluations help us to determine whether further tests such as blood chemistry, X-rays or imaging are needed, and ultimately to:

  • Minimize the effects of pain
  • Maximize function and productivity
  • Teach alternate coping methods
  • Minimize the need for medication
  • Prevent further injury

And ultimately enable you to return to normal activity. We'll develop a treatment plan based on your own interests and will bring our own creativity to keep you motivated!

After finishing our Pain Management Program:
96% of patients able to return to work
60% reduce reliance on medications

Family support for pain management

A support system of family and friends is particularly important for the recovery of a patient who suffers from chronic pain, which can lead individuals into isolation that worsens their psychological challenges. Even the most advanced pain management can't provide relief overnight and family involvement can be a crucial component of recovery inside and outside the pain management clinic.

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Independence is a major goal of every rehabilitation program. For over 30 years, the driver rehabilitation program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has offered a unique way for patients to return to this crucial aspect of their lives.

Spinal Cord Rehab

Where you’ll receive innovative inpatient and outpatient spinal cord rehabilitation care at one of the country's most respected acute rehabilitation hospitals, and 92 percent of our inpatients reach their goals upon discharge and 83 percent of outpatients meet theirs.

Vestibular Therapy

At Bryn Mawr Rehab we help patients with chronic or acute dizziness and vertigo get back to active, normal living. With several outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, there’s sure to be a vestibular therapist near you.

Neurological Rehab

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers an extensive, progressive neurologic outpatient rehabilitation program for patients who may be able to function on their own, but wish to function even better.

Concussion Rehab

One of the first acute rehabilitation hospitals in the country to provide treatment for brain injury, we’re recognized as a leader in the field of concussion treatment and recovery.

Aquatic Therapy

Through the aquatic therapy program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, warm water helps patients relax, enhances functional movement, and boosts confidence and ability.

Hand Therapy

A hand therapy specialist is well-versed in a variety of methods and works to develop a personalized regimen for the unique needs of every patient. Our patients come from all walks of life—from young athletes to long-term arthritis sufferers to accidental burn victims.

Brain Injury Rehab

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital was one of the first facilities in the country to offer traumatic and nontraumatic inpatient brain injury rehab as well as outpatient brain injury rehab and has remained one of the best rehabilitation hospitals for brain injury treatment in the Philadelphia region for more than 30 years.

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