At Sierra Tucson, we provide a comprehensive residential treatment program for men and women, aged 18 years and older, who are suffering from complex pain including neck and back disorders, oro-facial pain, arthritis, headaches, opiate hyperalgesia, central nervous system sensitivity, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions.
The integrative treatment approach in the Pain Recovery Program combines both neuroscience and complementary therapies designed to help each person move toward recovery and resiliency. Additionally, each patient is provided with individualized medical and clinical care within a scenic, tranquil setting, allowing for optimal healing of the body, mind, and spirit.
It is not uncommon for those who are in frequent pain to struggle with additional mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. For these reasons, our program provides a wide range of medical and clinical services that simultaneously treat co-occurring conditions. Sierra Tucson’s expert staff of professionals uses an interdisciplinary team approach and customizes both conventional and complimentary, evidence-based treatments that support each individual’s unique capacity for wellness and flourishing. With so many treatment modalities available to help uncover and heal underlying issues of complex pain, patients will find new opportunities for increased self-discovery, healing, freedom, and joy.
The goal of Sierra Tucson’s Pain Recovery Program is to improve your quality of life by providing additional alternatives to help manage, control and reduce your pain, so you can return to your referring professional with an increased ability to function at higher levels.
If medication is required, non-addictive medications with fewer side effects and risks will be explored first. We strongly urge all participants in the Pain Recovery Program to consider initial opiate detoxification with medical supervision and support so as to better evaluate for underlying opiate tolerance or opiate-induced hyperalgesia. On the rare occasion when long-term opiate maintenance is indicated, Sierra Tucson’s treatment team will help determine the safest and lowest effective dosing strategy.
Your multidisciplinary treatment team will include an attending physician, primary therapist, family therapist, continuing care coordinator, psychologists, therapeutic activity & fitness specialists, licensed integrative therapy practitioners, and naturopathic physicians who address the physiological as well as the psychological effects of pain.
Among the many benefits of treatment at Sierra Tucson is the significant number of nurses and doctors (including a naturopathic physician) who are full-time staff members.
Rather than focusing solely on the physical tissue damage or psychological effects of pain, you’ll receive treatment that balances each aspect of your health. And you’ll take home a comprehensive set of new skills, insights, and resources to sustain the journey of recovery that begins here.
Comprehensive, Compassionate, & Personalized Care
Comprehensive care includes a complete diagnostic assessment, from which the multidisciplinary team will develop and coordinate your individualized treatment plan. Sierra Tucson’s compassionate staff members understand the emotional pain felt by patients and families. Extensive experience and training enable us to provide the highest quality of care for your emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.
The treatment team meets regularly to assess and review individual progress, sharing insights from their areas of expertise and collaborating to update your treatment plan. This continual reassessment provides optimized treatment to simultaneously address the total scope of your pain recovery and any co-occurring disorders.
Treatment is a vital first step, providing a foundation for recovery, and it is essential for you to follow a plan to continue your success. So you’ll leave Sierra Tucson with a continuing care plan developed according to your specific needs. In addition, Alumni Relations will provide you with resources, follow-up communication, and encouragement to remind you that you’re never alone on your new journey.
Therapies & Services
- Medication evaluation and medically supervised detox (if needed)
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which teaches mindfulness, interpersonal skills, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) to help heal the effects of pain
- Somatic Experiencing® to increase awareness and help release pain-related tension
- Biofeedback, neuro feedback, and mindfulness to teach relaxation and skills for coping with stress
- Massage therapy for release of stress, depression, and fatigue
- Integrative Therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, shiatsu, and yoga to offer mind-body approaches for healing