Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC
Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC

Pain Management & Addiction Medicine

Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain with a Multi-Modality Approach

in order to achieve your Maximum Wellness Potential

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain extends beyond the usual recovery period for an injury or illness that can go on for months or years. The pain can be constant or not, but can affect daily life at all levels. People sometimes wonder if the “pain is all in my head” – at times, it is difficult to pin down a specific physical cause for the pain, but that doesn’t lessen the suffering. When we experience any pain, it is in both our bodies and minds – we cannot separate the physical and psychological affects they have on us. Pain can also affect our relationships, finances, and employment, which leads to increased anxiety and depression. It is common to experience grief for our old lifestyle and miss how our bodies used to be.


chronic pain

 

What is Chronic Illness?

Chronic illness is a persistent medical condition that people have to manage on a daily basis. Examples of chronic illness include diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, cancer or HIV/AIDS.

Sometimes living with chronic illness and pain can be very difficult. It seems like no one understands what you have to go through. Managing pain, fatigue, medical appointments, special diets and medications can be overwhelming for both patients and family.

Dealing with chronic, debilitating pain can be both physically and emotionally exhausting for all those involved.  The treatment of chronic pain condition have cost this country millions of dollars in terms of medical fees and lost productivity. Toward the latter half of the 20th century, medical practitioners have progressed from a more traditional, primarily pharmaceutical-based approach to that of multiple disciplines to handle the chronic pain.

Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC is dedicted to provide the highest quality pain management treatment available in our region by using this multi-disciplinary approach. It is important to understand that pain management is not just concerned with finding source of the problem and relieving the pain.  The treatment of chronic pain also includes psychological counseling, physical therapies,  nutritional counseling, acupuncture, personalized wellness coaching and other such services to treat the entire person assisting them in their journey to return to their former quality of life.” 

 

There are many types of conditions that can cause chronic pain such as those related to work, sports, automobile, other personal injury, post-operative conditions,  chronic medical conditions, or even from unknown sources. They can include conditions such as chronic back or neck pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, neuropathies or neuralgia, cancer pain, migraines or headaches, fibromyalgia and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. Regardless of the source of the pain, FHWC is dedicated to providing pain relief.

 

We, at FHWC, listen to our patients to better understand their symptoms. We thenl review their medical history and diagnostic tests.  Additional diagnostic modalities are requested and assessed.  The patient is then examined.  An individualized treatment plan is then tailored to the patient’s specific needs and goals. Referring physicians are consulted and kept informed during the course of treatment. 

 

Our medical providers utilize the most minimally invasive pain management remedies necessary. Through this quality service and dedication to the treatment of each patient as an individual, our patients experience a high success rate in minimizing their pain and in optimizing their functionality with improvement in their quality of life.

 


We Treat:

Back, Leg & Hip Pain

Neck, Arm & Joint Pain

Nerve Pain

Arthritis Pain

Vascular Pain

Work-Related Injuries

 

Check with the office staff to for other conditions treated

 

We Offer Non-surgical techniques:

Innovative medications that alleviate pain and reduce inflammation

Advanced technologies and treatment modalities used

Quick and significant pain relief

Fast recovery to improved quality of life

Experienced pain management specialists

Reliable, effective results

Compassionate quality medical care

 

 

Our mission at FHWC is to provide comprehensive, high-quality, and patient-friendly diagnosis and treatment done by certified professionals in order to  improve your quality of life.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSITES BELOW FOR TIPS ON MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN


 

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/back-pain-home-remedies

 

http://www.medicinenet.com/chronic_pain_causes_solutions_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

 

http://www.medicinenet.com/pain_quiz/quiz.htm

 

http://www.medicinenet.com/pain_surprising_reasons_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

Managing Addictions

Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction

 

Certain medications used to treat chronic pain can lead to physical and psychological dependence. This means that withdrawal symptoms may develop when stopping use of the drug and a tolerance may develop over time, causing the person to require higher doses of the drug to experience pain relief.

Pain killer addiction is another concern for individuals taking medication for chronic pain. Drug addiction is of particular concern when an individual is prescribed a drug in the opioid family.  In America there is a growing number of patients with opiate dependence and all the untoward effects that go along with that.

 

People with a personal or family history of drug addiction or addictive personality disorder may be at greater risk for developing a painkiller addiction. You may have developed a prescription drug addiction if:

You feel unable to control your medication use

You have begun to take painkillers more frequently and in higher doses than prescribed

You have begun taking painkillers to ease depression, anxiety and other issues besides pain

You are taking medication prescribed for another person

You see more than one doctor to get larger amounts of medication than one doctor would be willing to prescribe

 

FHWC's chronic pain treatment program use the fewest medications possible and when appropriate, prescribe non-addictive medications with the fewest side effects. We utilize a treatment protocol that reduces dependence on opiate medication with ultimately a taper off opiates for most patients.  We target and treat the causes of pain and address any co-occurring addictive behaviors.  

DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND HANDOUTS

 

BELOW ARE PDF VERSIONS OF COMMON FORMS, DOCUMENTS AND HANDOUTS THAT WE UTILIZE HERE AT FHWC.  THESE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR YOU ONLINE AS A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE.  THE FORMS AND DOCUMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF FHWC.  ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. 

FOR ALL NEW PAIN MANAGEMENT/ADDICTION MEDICINE PATIENTS:

 

 

Please take note:


1. You will need to arrive at least 30 (thirty) minutes prior to your appointment time with the medical 
provider to complete the registration process. Please make the appropriate accommodations for this visit.


2.Please bring your Driver’s license or identification card, Social Security card, and insurance card(s).

 

3. Please allot 1 and 1/2 (one and a half) to 2 (two) hours for your initial appointment here at Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC.

 

4. You will need to bring any diagnostic reports (X-rays, MRIs, EMG-NCV, CAT-scans, etc). Actual films not necessary. Please bring in the summary of the results only.


5. You will need to obtain any information from other physicians including previous pain management, primary care or specialty care physicians, hospitals, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, clinics and pharmacies pertaining to your condition with relevant information including medication history. Please bring in this information with you to your first appointment. You may have to contact these offices listed above and sign a release of information form with them authorizing the release of your medical records to our office. You may also have the information forwarded to the office via the address or fax number listed above.

 

Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
The Staff of Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC 


FHWC PAIN MANAGEMENT/ADDICTION MEDICINE MEDICAL INFORMATION FORMS
FOR ALL NEW PAIN MANAGEMENT AND ADDICTION MEDICINE PATIENTS
FHWC PM Medical Information Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Pain Notebook/Diary
How to Use the Pain Diary. Please refer to this document for any questions and concerns on how to use your pain log/diary. It also explains how to fill out the document. Please remember to complete
Pain Notebook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [711.1 KB]
Activities of Daily Living Form English Version
Pain Log Rev 2010-V2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [126.9 KB]
Activities of Daily Living Form Spanish Version (Espanol)
Pain_Log_Spanish.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
Pharmacies located in Laurel, MD 20707
Here is a List of the Local Pharmacies found in our area.
pharmacies 20707.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [33.3 KB]
Hands on Patient Guide
Hands_On_Patient_Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [529.0 KB]

Patient Education

Take Patient Education Classes with our Specialists

We help you to understand the sources of your pain and your chronic pain condition.

We focus on ways to alleviate the pain and how to manage your every day life.

We work on managing your lifestyle.


Help us to Help you.

Below you will find handouts provided for your convenience.  They are explanations of your pain condition to further  elucidate.  Knowledge is Power.  Once you are aware of the triggers to your condition, we can work together to better help manage your pain.  

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FIND YOUR PARTICULAR PAIN CONDITION HANDOUT ABOVE, DON'T WORRY AND JUST PLEASE LET THE STAFF KNOW SO THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE APPROPRIATE LITERATURE/MATERIAL.  NOT ALL OF THE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE.

Fidelity Health and Wellness Center, LLC
2 North 2nd Street
Laurel , MD 20707
Phone: (240) 264-6846 (240) 264-6846
Fax: (240) 280-1918
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