Questions about Mayo Clinic Pain Rehab Center

Posted by Roger Landers @skier, Apr 26 7:27am

Just joined Mayo Clinic Connect. What is the status of Mayo Clinic's Pain Rehab Program? Is it active or shut down because of COVID-19 restrictions? If so, what's the time line for opening up again, when and new guidelines to follow? I'm very interested in the program and have started the process, but have no knowledge of current program status. My primary physician will be sending a referral soon. Looking forward to update. Thanks.

Hello Roger @skier, Have you tried calling the Pain Rehabilitation Center? They would be able to answer any of your questions. I'm a Rochester Mayo Clinic patient and have been able to get appointments in several areas – had 2 cataract surgeries last year and a few tests this year. The request for appointment page has the telephone numbers for the Arizona, Florida and Minnesota locations.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/sections/request-appointment/ptc-20481913

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Thanks John for the tip. Just called Mayo's PRP number and found out the program is active, but only taking 1/2 the patients because of COVID restrictions. I plan to start the process, but expect for a long waiting period. Any tips on how to move to the front of the line ? (lol)!

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@skier, I've added this discussion to the Healthy Living group and the Chronic Pain group. I'd also like to invite graduates of the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic to share their experiences with you – members like @rwinney @medic7054 @jefferie @dawn_giacabazi @marinelastef @kjp and @amandaburnett.

Roger, which location will you be attending?

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@colleenyoung

@skier, I've added this discussion to the Healthy Living group and the Chronic Pain group. I'd also like to invite graduates of the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mayo Clinic to share their experiences with you – members like @rwinney @medic7054 @jefferie @dawn_giacabazi @marinelastef @kjp and @amandaburnett.

Roger, which location will you be attending?

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If accepted into the Mayo PRP, I would attend the Mayo Rochester Mn program. Many thanks for your initiative to invite grads of the program to share their experience with me. Really anxious to learn if mindful meditation and other behavioral therapy techniques play a big part of this 3-week program. Thanks again, Roger (skier)

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Roger, watch the youtube video w/link from @rwinney. It's good and will give you this info you want. I am finding the central sentiziation and cognitive thinking/mindful meditation and other behavioral techniques are helping me a lot. I'm experiencing wonderful changes in my attitude toward my body and it's changes, toward myself and the world. Like what's happening.

Wish you well on your journey. Stay in touch so we can know how you do……blessings, and have a peaceful night. elizabeth

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@skier

If accepted into the Mayo PRP, I would attend the Mayo Rochester Mn program. Many thanks for your initiative to invite grads of the program to share their experience with me. Really anxious to learn if mindful meditation and other behavioral therapy techniques play a big part of this 3-week program. Thanks again, Roger (skier)

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Roger, here is the video to which @ess77 refers.

Dr. Sletten from the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center in Florida describes Central Sensitization.

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@colleenyoung

Roger, here is the video to which @ess77 refers.

Dr. Sletten from the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center in Florida describes Central Sensitization.

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Thanks, Colleen for the link. Looks like I've got a little home work to do on CSS. I'm sure I'll generate several questions after watching youtube and reading articles about CSS.

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@skier

Thanks, Colleen for the link. Looks like I've got a little home work to do on CSS. I'm sure I'll generate several questions after watching youtube and reading articles about CSS.

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@skier Hi Roger, I'm Rachel, and graduated Mayo PRC this past October. I'm happy to help! Give me a shout out if you have any questions about the program.

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This is a great reason I love the Connect site! Look at the solid info Roger got and how fast….this really makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Thank you Colleen and Mayo and all! Blessings to all, Elizabeth.

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After graduating from Mayo's PRP, what tools and techniques are available to grads to keep the holistic approach to chronic pain management alive? I'm most interested in the mental, emotional and behavioral approaches, once completed the in-person program.

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@skier

After graduating from Mayo's PRP, what tools and techniques are available to grads to keep the holistic approach to chronic pain management alive? I'm most interested in the mental, emotional and behavioral approaches, once completed the in-person program.

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@skier The Pain Rehab Center (PRC) offers aftercare opportunities. Every Monday Dr. Sletten hosts a 1 hour open forum for graduates questions and concerns. He offers support and reiterates PRC tools and principles. Currently this aftercare is virtual due to COVID, but was originally in person at Mayo. Meeting with Dr. Sletten means it runs through your insurance. The next option Mayo offers is a private PRC Facebook support group of graduates. There are aftercare private zoom meetings, also held on Mondays at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, around Dr. Sletten's meeting. The coordinator of these meetings meets with fellow graduates at 1:00 to gather any questions then joins Sletten's zoom to get answers. At 4:00 she meets back with the group to discuss. This private opportunity is endorsed by Mayo, however does not run through insurance.

In addition, PRC sends you home with a manual that encompasses everything you learned in the 3 weeks, plus more (it's virtually my bible). You will also have your notes from class, worksheets, handouts and other books (PT, OT) to guide you. You go home with daily planners and create your own 2 week plan (schedule) to start. You will have access to yours Dr., PT, OT, and Nurse via phone and email.

Hope this helps.

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Wow, excellent reply, with many details. Hope i get accepted!

Thanks,

@skier

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