A Comprehensive Approach to Chronic Pain Management
Chronic pain can get in the way of healing, recovery and everyday life. It results in more than 50 million lost workdays each year and is the most common symptom that leads to medical care, according to the American Pain Society.
The Nicholas and Louella Martin Center for Chronic Pain Management at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth offers an interdisciplinary resource for families and patients to turn to for coping with and reducing persistent pain.
We offer individualized evaluations and behavioral treatment of chronic pain associated with back, shoulder, neck and arm dysfunction, fibromyalgia, headache and many other pain conditions.
The Martin Center offers physician consultation by board-certified pain management physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth. These physicians are integral to our comprehensive approach.
Our interdisciplinary team includes nurses, psychologists, physical therapists and other allied health professionals. In addition, chaplains, registered dietitians, pharmacists and other specialized staff are available on-site to enhance patient recovery and wellness.
Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management
Our comprehensive approach simultaneously addresses the physical, mental, social, vocational and spiritual aspects of chronic pain in a relaxing, patient-focused environment.
The Martin Center occupies the sixth floor of the Terrell Tower at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth and is dedicated to patient and family care and support.
By teaching self-care skills like posture control and movement, activity pacing, stress management and interpersonal problem solving, our comprehensive approach aims to:
- Manage the physical sensation of pain
- Acquire balance and control over pain medications
- Achieve comfort for easing daily activities
- Improve level of overall function and quality of life
Services and Capabilities
At the Martin Center, we treat more than just symptoms - we treat the whole person.
Our array of services includes medical and surgical treatment, interventional approaches, therapies, medication management, nutrition, vocational and psychological counseling, rehabilitation therapy and education.
- Physician Consultation
- Interventional procedures such as steroid injections, nerve blocks, radio frequency treatments or other minimally invasive procedures
- Physical and aquatic therapies
- Group and individual counseling
- Clinical hypnosis and biofeedback training
- Sleep restoration
- Smoking cessation
- Comprehensive interdisciplinary program