The INTEGRIS Pain Management Center of Northwest Oklahoma offers a unique team approach to the treatment of chronic pain that combines board-certified physicians in anesthesiology and pain management with physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and other health professionals.
The Center treats chronic pain using the latest technology and treatments. Common chronic pain sources and disorders that are treatable include the following:
- Post operative
- Muscle spasm
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Neck pain
- Back pain
Each patient undergoes an initial evaluation; the pain team then develops a personalized treatment plan.
The Center is located at the INTEGRIS Bass Pavilion, 401 S. Third. To schedule an appointment, call 580-237-7246. A physician referral is not required.
Complimentary or Alternative Pain Relief
There are many things you can try to help eliminate pain; medicine is just one. You can try one or more of the following, either alone or with medicine.
- Deep Breathing
- Guided Imagery
- Music Therapy
- Hot or Cold Packs
Understanding Your Pain While Hospitalized
One of the many ways we interpret our commitment to improving health is through responsible management of your pain during hospitalization. We are diligent in attending to this.
Proper pain control is an important key to healing. Relieving and controlling your pain can help you heal faster, have more comfort, and improve the results of your care. Unrelieved pain can lead to longer hospital stays and longer recovery.
A patient in pain is often not able to deep breathe or be active. This can cause lung problems and blood clots. If you know you are going to do deep breathing exercises or take a walk, ask for your medicine first.
Pain can also lead to trouble sleeping, high heart rate, high blood pressure, risk for infection, and fatigue. It is easier to control pain if you take medicine before it gets too bad.
Ask your nurse for pain medicine. If it does not help, then let the nurse know. Do not worry about being a bother. Your nurses and doctors want to know if you have any pain.
Pain is a very personal thing – no two people are alike. Pain can feel like pulling, tightness, cramping, burning, stabbing, a dull ache or any other unpleasant feeling.
Set a goal for your pain. A goal of zero pain is usually not realistic. Set a level that will allow you to do your activities with comfort and ease. In order to better understand your level of pain, please use the following pain scale from 0 to 10 when describing your pain.