The Everett Clinic Comprehensive Pain Center (CPC) brings together experts in helping patients with chronic or long-term pain.
At the CPC, our teams work together on care that has shown results for long-term pain problems. We also help with the negative side effects that can result from some treatments for long-term pain.
If you're new to the CPC, ask your primary doctor if visiting the CPC is right for you.
Services and resources
Pain problems we address include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain or pain at the place where two bones come together
- Musculoskeletal pain or pain with muscles and bones in the body
- A herniated disc or a when a disc in the bones of the spine breaks open
- Cervical lumbar radiculopathy or pain from a compressed nerve in the spine
- Spinal stenosis or when the spinal column narrows and compresses the spinal cord
- Nerve and neuropathic pain
- Complex regional pain syndromes
- Long-term abdominal pain
We know that pain goes beyond just physical sensation. It's a complex problem that often requires many methods to address all of the different feelings of pain, including:
- Physical symptoms
- Cognition or thoughts
If you have a complicated medical history, your long-term pain problem may require multiple ways of handling it, such as:
- An in-depth look at your pain history and previous ways you've dealt with it
- Review of your current medications and care plan
- Physical therapy
- Pain psychology
- Minimally invasive procedures, for example injections (shots)
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- How to spot someone overdosing and what to do about it
Our care team
Each member of our team contributes their specialized knowledge and skills to the common goal of figuring out your pain problem. We work together with your primary doctor to make sure you’re on the best path of care.
Your pain management specialist will work with you on your pain problem to determine the best ways to help you. Treatment may involve medication changes, pain procedures, physical therapy and pain psychology.OR
You pain psychologist will help you find out if you have any psychological challenges or problems involving your thoughts and emotions as part of your pain. They will also help you work on better pain coping skills and strategies.
Your care plan will focus on your thought processes, behavior skills, relationships and emotions. Your care plan will also have both individual and group therapy.OR
Physical therapists help find potential challenges to your healing and recovery. Your physical therapist will talk to you about ways to better handle your long-term pain problems.
Your physical therapist will also help you with therapeutic exercise or physical activity (movement) and home exercise programs to help you with your pain.OR