Chronic Pain Management Program at UPMC in Central Pa.

If you have chronic pain that does not respond to traditional treatments, our multidisciplinary UPMC Chronic Pain Management Program team will work with you to help you control or decrease your pain, and return you to your normal activities.

Because chronic pain can affect all aspects of a person's life, your care team will include a specially trained physiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, physical therapy team, vocational counselor and biofeedback therapist. We will evaluate your condition to determine if the Chronic Pain Management Program is right for you.

A Personalized Plan To Treat Your Pain

Upon entrance into the program, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that will help you learn skills to decrease and manage your pain while improving function. During your treatment, you will receive individual and group behavioral health counseling as well as biofeedback and relaxation/mindfulness training. Our team will help you learn a variety of behavioral techniques which decrease pain, suffering from pain and improve quality of life overall.

Comprehensive Care

At UPMC in central Pa., we understand that chronic pain can affect you physically, socially, emotionally, and financially. That’s why we also offer multidisciplinary care. And, to help you stay healthy and avoid injury at work, we also offer job search assistance and job site analysis services. 

Our specialists will also help you to learn skills to better manage your pain while safely increasing your level of physical activity and improving your overall physical fitness.

Our physical therapy program is designed specifically for patients with chronic pain and patients are never asked to push through their pain to exercise.

We use the latest therapeutic methods including:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Improving body mechanics/posture
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Disease specific symptom-reduction techniques
  • Pilates core strengthening
  • Activities related to job stimulation
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • Pacing and self-care techniques

Conditions We Treat

  • Abnormal gait patterns/gait dysfunction
  • Abnormal Posture
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankylosing spondylosis
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Back pain
  • Balance dysfunction
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Bulging disc
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cervical/lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), type 1 and 2
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated disc
  • Hip pain
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Knee pain
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Low back pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease sequelae
  • Medical epicondylitis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve impingement
  • Neuroforaminal stenosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain after total joint replacement
  • Patella tracking disorders
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post laminectomy syndrome
  • Proximal weakness
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scapular dysfunction
  • Scapular weakness
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • SI joint dysfunction/pain
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic spine pain
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Weakness/Deconditioning

Our Providers

  • Daniel C. DeFalcis, MD
  • Lindsey Gilbert, LCSW

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Phone: 717-791-2658

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