We want our patients to put the control of pain where it belongs – under their control. We want them to experience increased pain relief with reduced reliance on pain relievers. We want to empower them with pain management tools that will improve their ability to function and enhance their quality of life.
This center was created for individuals with long-standing chronic pain symptoms who have not found adequate pain relief, whose use of opioid pain medication is causing problems in their lives, or whose emotional problems are complicating their chronic pain recovery.
Musculoskeletal Disorders, which effect the muscles, bones and joints, such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and degenerative conditions of the spine.
Neuropathic Syndromes, in which nerve fibers are damaged or dysfunctional, such as nerve entrapments and fibromyalgia.
Chronic Pain Syndrome, a debilitating condition in which pain lasts more than six months unrelieved by the use of pain medications.
Other Chronic Pain Disorders including headache (migraine, rebound and tension), abdominal and pelvic pain.
And while many patients in our program are able to achieve total abstinence from opioid medications some will still need to use them. We give those patients the tools to manage their chronic pain on the lowest dose possible.
Many patients begin treatment in our inpatient level of care. Patients may be admitted for detoxification from alcohol or other substances, and, when appropriate, a careful, medically managed reduction in opioid medications begins. Simultaneous treatment of psychiatric symptoms is also provided as needed. The goals of this level of treatment are diagnostic assessment, safe detoxification, symptom reduction and stabilization. The psychiatrist who treats you in this first level of care will formulate a treatment plan and continue to work with you throughout the next.
In our 4-week transitional living residential program, we target chronic pain through a mix of therapies, including physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, with the aim of increasing physical functioning, psychological flexibility and overall resilience.
Patients who complete our residential programs tell us their treatment was vital to their recovery. In a survey of patients who completed this program the majority reported a reduction in pain, opioid use, and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Inpatient treatment is generally covered by health insurance. Silver Hill Hospital participates in the following insurance or behavioral health managed care organizations:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Blue Cross Plans other states
- Magellan Behavioral Health (Yale employees)
- Managed Health Network
- United Health Care/Oxford Health Plans/Optum
- Value Options
- Yale Health Plan (Yale students)
Transitional living programs are not typically covered by health insurance plans, and are most often a direct expense for patients or their families. Some insurance policies may cover a portion of the cost. Our staff will help you determine whether you may have benefits that will allow coverage for this program and, if you do, we will seek authorization from your insurance company to use your benefit.
To learn more about our Chronic Pain & Recovery services please download our brochure.
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