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Adding to this list of effective interdisciplinary pain management programs are those that are “customized” for the needs of a specific pain management center.For example, the Eugene Mc Dermott Center for Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern (UT Southwestern) Medical Center at Dallas has modified its interdisciplinary program to an 8-session program consisting of 2 sessions per week for 3 hours per session.
A hallmark of these programs has been the use of state-of-the-art, evidence-based, and patient-centered treatment.
The program consists of a Quantitative Functional Capacity Evaluation (QFCE) to initially determine the level of deconditioning and physical readiness to enter the treatment program.
Also, depending on the level of deconditioning and if they are post-surgical, the patients first enter a pre-program conditioning program.
Clinical effectiveness of these programs has been well documented.
Indeed, in their comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for low back pain, Chou and associates had earlier rated the use of interdisciplinary treatment as having a “strong” recommendation, as well as having “high” quality of evidence.
From Tucson to Green Valley, Southern Arizonans have an abundance of choices in the quality and availability of care.