Positive outcomes mean strong bonds with referral sources.
Injured worker: “You all saved me from having a [lumbar] fusion. I’ve been back to work for 6 months and just got accepted into the Army for active duty. When do we shoot my commercial for you?”
Injured worker: “There is no comparison between treatment at COR and what I received at the other place. I wasted six months. You have taught me ways to get strong and manage pain…I’m back to the gym after this”.
Orthopedic MD office: “The doctor is extremely satisfied with your services. All of those patients did well and although they stated it was an ‘intense’ program, it got them back to work. We will certainly keep you in mind for any future referrals. Thanks so much for all your help and I especially liked getting the records via email versus fax!”
RN, CCM: “Thank you all for all you do for patients on my case load. I have always felt when we all work together we can help people get back to their lives, their families and the things that are important to them. Thankfully most of the time that works. More challenges ahead that’s for sure. Thank you very much”.
RN, CCM: “I think you all do a marvelous job. I was very impressed with the outcomes for two of my injured workers whom I did not feel optimistic about when they entered your program”.
‘Pain management’ does not have to mean drug dependence and ruined lives.
As is the priority at large, academic medical work hardening programs like PRIDE in Dallas, COR has been providing outpatient narcotic tapering in a multidiscliplinary Team setting since 2004. In our clinical experience, a program-based outpatient medically-supervised detoxification with active recondioning and psychological support is nearly always preferable to a brief (e.g. 5-day) inpatient ‘detox’ without integrated support and follow-up.
All clients on opioid medications are required to sign a medication use agreement which often includes random, serial drug screening and invidual medical appointments to assure safety and optimal adherence.