The most effective self-help methods for chronic pain for a given individual must be based on the individual pain patient's specific history and set of experiences. Targeted, well focused, and effective pain management approaches can only be developed after a comprehensive evaluation that looks at the whole patient, not just their pain. Short of an evaluation by a well trained pain specialist, such an evaluation is not easy to come by.
This is where the new Chronic Pain Battery (CPB)-Patient Version becomes highly relevant.
TheChronic Pain Battery (CPB)-Patient Version™
The CPB is one of the most comprehensive computerized evaluation and management tools for chronic pain. It has been used by Pain Specialists and other healthcare professionals in the fields of Medicine, Psychology, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Nursing, working in Pain Clinics, Hospitals, Rehab Centers, Industry and private practices. It has often been used for consultative, Worker’s Compensation and Disability evaluations.
The CPB collects a wide variety of essential information and performs a comprehensive, multi-dimensional, assessment of the chronic pain problem. The results are presented in an easy to read CPB Report including specific recommendations for taking further action based on the patient's actual set of circumstances and experiences. It addresses both the pain and medical, psychological, behavioral and social components of the pain problem necessary for optimal management by the patient and clinician.
Pain Patients For the first time, a new version of the CPB has been made available for individuals experiencing chronic pain to take on their own home computer. The results are entirely confidential with no identifying information being collected or reported. Those who take the CPB immediately receive their CPB Report on-line, including recommendations for optimum self-management, along with complimentary access, at no charge, to a three (3) hour audio program entitled “Cope with Pain.” This audio program was created specifically for patients having chronic pain and discusses, in detail, many critical aspects of this problem along with self-help approaches to consider for effective pain management.