Pain Rehabilitation

Learn tools and techniques to control pain and enjoy your life with the help of Essentia Health. You’ll learn effective skills to cope with pain and improve your strength, endurance, and flexibility. This service is available in Northern Minnesota.

What’s Pain Rehabilitation?

If medical treatments aren’t effective, your doctor may recommend learning how to manage chronic pain through exercises, therapies, and education. We'll work with you to develop an exercise program, learn new pain management skills, and understand how your brain and your feelings shape your experience of pain.

When to Seek Pain Rehabilitation

Managing pain can be a lifelong process, and you can depend on our team for guidance. Your doctor may recommend pain rehabilitation if:

  • You have chronic pain that lasts more than three months
  • Treatments like medications, injections, or surgery aren’t working well
  • Pain interferes with your ability to do activities and affects your physical fitness
  • You want to build new skills and you’re open to learning gentle exercises like yoga or pool therapy

What to Expect

At your first consultation, we will conduct a health assessment and review your medical history. Your provider will answer questions, make recommendations, and share information with your primary care doctor.

Team-Based Care

We will work with you and your doctor to create a personalized care plan. Your pain rehabilitation care team may include:

Pain Rehab Program in Duluth, MN

If you live in or around Duluth, Minnesota, you may benefit from our Pain Rehabilitation Program. If you participate in the program, you will:

  • Build pain management skills
  • Connect with your body and develop an exercise program
  • Receive education
  • Try medications, if needed, to manage symptoms under the guidance of our staff

Program Schedule

Program participants attend rehabilitation for two full days of treatment each week for eight weeks. You can ask us about other options that may be a better fit for your schedule.

Is the Program Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, insurance providers cover the cost of the program. You can count on our team to help you determine if you will have out-of-pocket costs.

Aftercare Program

Take advantage of a voluntary, three-month aftercare program that can help you transition from the Pain Rehabilitation Program to your daily life. You’ll receive:

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.