Physical limitations are not required for chronic pain rehabilitation success

Short Title:
Physical limitations are not required for chronic pain rehabilitation success
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J34161.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1994, vol. 73, issue , pp 331-337
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Abstract:
Describes the results of a prospective study to determine whether higher physical performance requirements adversely affected outcome in a chronic pain rehabilitation program. Twenty-three active duty chronic pain patients were treated along with 22 civilian chronic pain sufferers in a behavior modification (including positive, verbal reinforcement for performance; stress management and family counseling; and physical reconditioning including stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning in a slowly progressive fashion to required needs) and narcotic and muscle relaxant detoxification program at a major military medical center. In both groups, 80% of the participants were rehabilitated to their required levels of performance to eliminate virtually all disability, with reasonable attrition over time.
Author(s):
King, J. C.; Kelleher, W. J.; Stedwill, J. E.; Talcott, G.
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