Evaluation & Consultation
What should you expect with your first visit to the Comprehensive Pain Center?The evaluation of your chronic pain will take approximately 90 minutes, and will typically include the following:
- Chronic Pain Questionnaire: This includes questions regarding your chronic pain history. We will mail this questionnaire to you at the time we schedule your first appointment, or you may print it here.
- General Physical Examination: The primary focus will be on the specific area(s) affected by your chronic pain. This is needed to objectively confirm area(s) affected, confirm current diagnoses or diagnose new origins of pain.
- Where applicable, you maybe referred within the CPC to the specialties of Physical Therapy and/or Psychology for a multidisciplinary approach at managing your chronic pain. Both of these specialties require a separate 60 minute visit to evaluate from their point of view your chronic pain. You may also be referred within the OHSU network or to your Primary Care Provider for referral to other medical specialists within your insurance network to assist in the diagnosis and management of your chronic pain condition.