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The Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center is committed to the comprehensive and integrated treatment of complex pain problems. Our evaluation process involves a consultation with one of our pain specialists as well as a consultation with a psychologist and physical therapist. Our goal is to treat the whole person. This pathway involves a program of education, rehabilitation, behavioral management and medication management. Your treatment will be under the leadership and supervision of your pain specialist. He or she will work closely with all of your providers in an interdisciplinary approach. ┬áThere is no cure for chronic pain, but with the proper treatment, a person can reach higher functional levels and reduce medication intake. It is estimated that just 25% of people who suffer from pain receive proper treatment.We have developed a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to treating pain. A large part of our treatment plan is the Functional Restoration Program (FRP). The FRP is an intensive group process of education, cognitive behavioral therapy, and physical reconditioning through exercises and functional activities and medication optimization. Through this approach, all the pieces come to place. Patients with chronic pain regain control and take charge of their lives. ┬áThis pathway involves a program of education, rehabilitation, behavioral management and medication management.Our physicians and nurse practitioners also use conventional methods in treating people who don’t qualify for the FRP. However, no individual is treated without the education and strategies practiced in the FRP. Each person plays a key role in his/her own treatment plan. Thus the same philosophy in the FRP is carried throughout the practice, treat the pain, teach the person.