The Pain Management Services is an individualized, physician-supervised outpatient program based at Riverside Rehabilitation Institute. This service involves a multidisciplinary team of professionals working with the patient to overcome or control their pain and to regain the ability to function properly.

The goals are to help the patient:

  • Return to a more active lifestyle.
  • Reduce dependence on medications.
  • Increase ability to cope with pain.
  • Return to a productive work life.

This outpatient service consists of an evaluation phase and a treatment phase, with ongoing assessment according to the individual’s response to treatments. This service emphasizes proven methods of physical medicine and rehabilitation, using a physician-led team of therapists employing non-surgical approaches. Medications may or may not be utilized, but they are not the central focus of this service.

Therapies available include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Behavioral Medicine/Psychology
  • Hypnosis
  • Aquatic Therapy

Other services include:

  • Patient/Family Education
  • Individual therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • EMG
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Treatment Staff
  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionist

The service is appropriate when an individual’s pain interferes with an important lifestyle activity or has failed to respond to other treatment options.

The types of injuries/illnesses:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Occupationally-related pain
  • Headaches
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Getting Started
Anyone may refer a potential client to the Pain Management Service by calling the Pain Management and Rehabilitation Clinic at (757) 534-9770.

Dr. Mark Ross, Dr. Selena Zheng or Dr. Clay Singleton will evaluate and confer with all patients referred to the program to determine if they have potential to benefit. Therapy assessments will then be carried out based on the physician’s findings.