Pain Management

Persistent Pain Evaluation

Appropriate for patients who are looking for a whole body approach to chronic pain management. This service begins with an orientation meeting that will inform patients on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management.

Spine Evaluation

Appropriate for patients needing evaluation and treatment for a spine or musculoskeletal condition and is not considered to have an underlying chronic pain syndrome.

Behavioral Medicine Evaluation

Behavioral evaluations are for patients whose referring provider requests an evaluation limited to the psychological/behavioral aspects of the pain problem.

Injection/Intervention Evaluation

Intended for patients considering injections or other interventions. A consult is required before scheduling any pain interventions.

Electromyogram (EMG) or Nerve Conduction Velocity Test (NCV)

This evaluation is intended for patients that require diagnostic electromyography or nerve conduction velocity.

Understanding Pain Program

This program is designed for patients with chronic pain. You will receive information and learn skills for effective persistent pain self-management. Understanding Pain meets for eight consecutive weeks. New programs start every month and are facilitated by a psychologist and other health care professionals. Topics covered include:

  • Goal setting
  • Relaxation response
  • Activity pacing
  • Fear and avoidance
  • Affective and cognitive aspects of pain

Learn more about the Understanding Pain program.

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Montana Spine and Pain Center