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When you have chronic pain, it is important to understand the various ways it can be treated. In some situations, when dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate medical treatment. However with opioid abuse becoming an unprecedented national health epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended safe alternatives. Below is Beaumont's commitment to providing our patients with various resources on alleviating their chronic pain in safe and proven ways, including but not limited to Behavioral Medicine, Integrative Medicine, physical and occupational therapies to restore functioning, and a wide variety of daily coping techniques. 


Be sure to work with your doctor on a plan that helps safely increase your comfort level, and tell your nurse or doctor when you are having new pain that is different than your chronic pain. Together we can help make a difference in your quality of life, helping you to manage your pain and take steps to a healthier you.


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Beaumont offers a variety of resources to help you and your family manage pain safely and effectively

Pain Management at Beaumont
https://www.beaumont.org/services/pain-management-services/pain-management-resources/#pain
Pain Management at Beaumont
Integrative Medicine
https://www.beaumont.org/services/pain-management-services/pain-management-resources/#integrative
Integrative Medicine
Additional Resources
https://www.beaumont.org/services/pain-management-services/pain-management-resources/#additional
Additional Resources
Videos
https://www.beaumont.org/services/pain-management-services/pain-management-resources/#videos
Videos
Smart Phone Apps
https://www.beaumont.org/services/pain-management-services/pain-management-resources/#apps
Smart Phone Apps
Health & Wellness News
https://www.beaumont.org/health-wellness/blogs/alternatives-for-managing-pain-that-arent-opioids
Health & Wellness News

Pain Management at Beaumont

Beaumont's Centers for Pain Medicine

Our centers provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary pain management program which can include interventions to reduce pain severity, medication management, behavioral health visits with a pain psychologist and pain coping support groups. 

Locations

Contact a location near you to start making a difference in your quality of life.


Beaumont's Women's Urology and Pelvic Health Center

The Women’s Urology and Pelvic Health Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak offers care and treatment for women with uro-genital problems and chronic pelvic pain.  We have specialists in urology, uro-gynecology, gynecology, colo-rectal surgery, hormone treatment, pelvic floor physical therapy, pain psychology, sex therapy, and Integrative Medicine services. Call 248-898-0898 to make an appointment.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Integrative Medicine modalities directly affect the body’s physiological healing process while assisting the mind-body-spirit connection to enhance the healing process. The following is an assortment of Integrative Medicine treatments Beaumont offers to help promote pain relief, create optimal conditions for health, and encourage vitality while facilitating a sense of well-being.

ACUPUNCTURE
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/acupuncture
ACUPUNCTURE
Clinical Massage Therapy
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/clinical-massage-therapy
Clinical Massage Therapy
CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/cranial-sacral-therapy
CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY
GUIDED IMAGERY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/what-is-guided-imagery
GUIDED IMAGERY
NATUROPATHY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/naturopathy
NATUROPATHY
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/neuromuscular-therapy
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY
REIKI THERAPY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/reiki-therapy
REIKI THERAPY
YOGA THERAPY
https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/yoga-therapy
YOGA THERAPY

SELF-HELP TOOLS

There are several resources designed to help you treat your pain effectively; as pain is not solely a physical phenomenon. Below you will find additional tools including exercises, mindfulness tips, and even diets that will help address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of your pain.


BOOKS

  • Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Recovery Strategies - Pain Guide Book by Dr. Greg Lehman
  • Why Pelvic Pain Hurts - Neuroscience Education for Patients with Pelvic Pain by Adriaan Louw, Sandra Hilton, and Carolyn Vandyken
  • You are Not Your Pain by Vidyamala Burch

VIDEOS

A selection of education, research, information, tips and light practices designed to help you understand and manage your pain.

The mystery of chronic pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6--CMhcCfQ
The mystery of chronic pain
Understanding Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEPK_b2p0JU
Understanding Pain
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
http://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygiene
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
The Four Constituents of Well-Being
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeBpsiFQiTI
The Four Constituents of Well-Being
The secret to self-control/Starting healthier habits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTb3d5cjSFI&feature=youtu.be&list=PL9wE6J5iLNRPuHdzkmCpjG7uQVeGGx5zt
The secret to self-control/Starting healthier habits
Back Pain and your Brain: Balance your Life and Control your Back Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-kJ4XD5xQk
Back Pain and your Brain: Balance your Life and Control your Back Pain
Meditation Audio
http://www.mindful.org/mindfulness-meditation-guided-practices/#bodyscan
Meditation Audio
A Different Approach To Pain Management: Mindfulness Meditation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQJJDrbj6Q
A Different Approach To Pain Management: Mindfulness Meditation
CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN
https://realintegrated.app.box.com/s/msk4swifslfqac38srpcqvw7fua4eid6
CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN
PARENTS: OPIOID SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=jIH0gi92KKA
PARENTS: OPIOID SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD

Smart Phone Apps

Below is an assortment of practices and exercises designed to help you manage stress, depression, or practice mindfulness in a portable and hands-on way. Search for these in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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Stress / Anxiety

  • Breathe2Relax
  • Calm
  • Stop, Breathe and Think
  • Mindshift

Depression / Mood

  • Depression Test
  • Optimism



Mindfulness / Meditation

  • Mindfulness Coach
  • Headspace