*Average time since Date of Injury: 20 Months
Reported Pain Level
Patients saw a 29% reduction in Pain Level .
64% reported an increase in their ability to tolerate pain.
225% increase in cardio-endurance.
176% increase in strength.
35% decrease in pain interference in daily activities.
40% decrease in depressive symptomology with most patients scoring in the “normal range” at discharge.
100% reported they were “highly satisfied” with their patient’s treatment at NTPRC.
In a 1-Year Follow-Up
77% reported they need very little or no help with daily activities.
Only 0% reported a reoccurrence of severe depression or anxiety.
Return to Work
This compares favorably to a 67% return-to-work rate that been reported nation-wide for interdisciplinary chronic pain programs. It is also much better than 36% return-to-work rate for chronic pain syndrome patients who have spinal surgery, the 20% return-to-work rate for repeated spinal surgery, the 25% return to work rate for patients with spinal cord stimulators, or the 25% return to work rate for those patients treated with other conventional medical treatments. (“Clinical outcome and economic evaluation of multidisciplinary pain centers.” Okifuji, Akiko; Turk, Dennis; Kalauokalani, Donna in Handbook of Pain Syndromes by Block, Kremer and Fernandez.)