Hi there, I just want to share that the Mayo Clinic's approach to chronic pain, specifically through the Pain Rehabilitation Clinic in Rochester, is a truly incredible program.
In three short weeks, they gave me the tools I needed to walk without the cane I'd been using and to get off the narcotics and pain meds that were far more of a detriment than a help (though of course at the beginning it was a lot harder to see that than it is now!) Now I'm getting back to my life, and happy to be doing it.
Anyone else have experience with the PRC, or want to know what it's about? Talk to me - I'd be happy to share. It is a truly unique place, where you'll find not just medical support and education, but a real atmosphere of non-judgmental clinical focus on you from some of the most amazing minds at Mayo and, perhaps best of all, you'll find people who GET IT! If you're going through life in pain, the PRC can almost definitely help you, and I hope that you'll look into it.