Pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on your physical and mental well-being. Our goal is to help you decrease your level of pain and suffering, to return you to your maximum level of functioning and independence, and to help you restore your quality of life. Your physician may refer you to CareFirst for evaluation, for one or more specific procedures, or for ongoing treatment.
Individualized treatment plan:
The treatment plan developed by your CareFirst provider will be specially tailored to your condition and degree of pain, your needs and your personal objectives. Your treatment plan may include a single approach, or a combination of different types of therapies: medical therapies, including both medications and special procedures; psychological therapies; and rehabilitation therapies.
Duration of care:
The duration of the treatment plan will vary from patient to patient, depending on the particular complexity and combination of treatments prescribed. On average, most chronic pain patients will be in active treatment for a period of three to six months in order effectively formulate a long term treatment protocol. During this time, you may need to allocate additional appointment times. Throughout the duration of your treatment at CareFirst, we will remain in contact with your primary physician to keep them apprised of your progress.