South Carolina’s only comprehensive chronic pain rehabilitation program
The Pain Rehabilitation program is a three-week program that runs from Monday through Friday | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A person may be considered a candidate for admission if he or she has:
Applicants must be able to perform activities of daily living (toileting, dressing and bathing) and the ability to walk or transfer from a wheelchair. They also need to have adequate concentration and memory function to learn and apply new information. Full-day participation is required.
People who are accepted into the three-week Pain Rehabilitation Center program will need a medical clearance for exercise form completed by their medical providers prior to beginning the program.
A person may not be considered a candidate for admission if he or she has:
Physician referral is required. The person's primary care provider or referring provider will be responsible for arranging other health care services if need arises. Referring health care professionals can contact the Pain Rehabilitation Program at 843-792-6895.
Referring physicians will need to provide the following information:
Admission to the Pain Rehabilitation Program begins with an evaluation, during which staff will assess whether a rehabilitation approach is appropriate for the person with chronic pain.
If the pain rehabilitation approach is appropriate, a tentative admission date is scheduled, a representative from Patient Account Services will contact the person's insurance carrier, as many health insurance plans require approval prior to admission.
People with chronic pain generally have extensive medical histories. A referral from a health care professional is required. Health care professionals may include a primary doctor, a pain specialist, a doctor trained in mental health conditions (psychiatrist or psychologist), a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.
The referral provides the Pain Rehabilitation Center staff with the necessary background to determine if the rehabilitation approach may be beneficial for the individual.