News

Shifting to Telehealth

Shifting to Telehealth

By Susan Chamberlain, Project Manager/Privacy Officer, Pacific Rehabilitation Centers, Bellevue, WA Originally published in the CARF International Medical Rehab Connection, December 2020. Pacific Rehabilitation Centers has been providing CARF-accredited...

Medicare Now Covers Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

GOOD NEWS! Medicare will now cover acupuncture for low back pain.   While a small number of adults 65 years of age and older have been enrolled in published acupuncture studies, patients with chronic low back pain in these studies have shown improvements in function...

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

When the Pain is too much… You may be feeling hopeless this time of year because your pain is overwhelming.  You may think that it is too much and consider ending your life, to end the pain. I met a woman recently who told me she just wanted “…the insanity-inducing,...

When Acute Pain Turns To Chronic Pain

  Is there a way to prevent Acute Pain from becoming Chronic Pain? It seems so simple – you have an ongoing health condition and we focus on finding and using good pain management strategies.  If you have an ongoing health condition, the whole point of pain...

How to Survive the Holidays When You Have Chronic Pain

Yesterday, I decided to wrap all the gifts that were crowding my bedroom. Did I sit down at a table and wrap gifts? NOPE – stood for almost 5 hours and then had difficulty sleeping because of chronic pain. That was a dumb thing to do. This morning, I got up and...

Prevent Acute Pain from Becoming Chronic Pain

Is there a way to prevent Acute Pain from becoming Chronic Pain? It seems so simple – you have an ongoing health condition and we focus on finding and using good pain management strategies. If you have an ongoing health condition, the whole point of pain management is...