Orthopaedic & Spine Center
Orthopaedic & Spine Center Pain Support Group
If you suffer from chronic pain, you may want to consider joining us for a free pain support group.
Dr. Deshpande will host group support meetings at our Dublin office, located at 6810 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200-A. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month. Tuesday evening meetings are from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. All patients are welcome and encouraged to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!
Upon arrival please be seated in our office lobby.
While it is important to treat the physical effects of chronic pain it is also important to treat the psychological effects that can lead to addiction. At the Orthopaedic & Spine Center we offer Counseling Services to all patients. Counseling Sessions may be scheduled as an individual appointment, family appointment or in a group setting. Counseling appointments are scheduled in fifty (50) minute sessions. Information discussed during individual counseling sessions is confidential and protected under HIPAA. Our highly trained professionals are here to help guide and support you.
Tips for coping with Pain (source: American Psychological Association)
Consider the following steps that can be helpful in changing habits and improving your sleep:
Stay active. Pain — or the fear of pain — can lead people to stop doing the things they enjoy. It's important not to let pain take over your life.
Know your limits. Continue to be active in a way that acknowledges your physical limitations. Make a plan about how to manage your pain, and don't push yourself to do more than you can handle.
Exercise. Stay healthy with low-impact exercise such as stretching, yoga, walking and swimming.
Make social connections. Call a family member, invite a friend to lunch or make a date for coffee with a pal you haven't seen in a while. Research shows that people with greater social support are more resilient and experience less depression and anxiety.
Ask for help when you need it.
Distract yourself. When pain flares, find ways to distract your mind from it. Watch a movie, take a walk, engage in a hobby or visit a museum. Pleasant experiences can help you cope with pain.
Don't lose hope. With the right kind of psychological treatments, many people learn to manage their pain and think of it in a different way.
Follow prescriptions carefully. If medications are part of your treatment plan, be sure to use them as prescribed by your doctor to avoid possible dangerous side effects. In addition to helping you develop better ways to cope with and manage pain, psychologists can help you develop a routine to stay on track with your treatment.