Because patients with chronic pain typically have extensive medical histories, a referral from a medical provider, such as a primary physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or rehabilitation counselor, is requested. The referral provides the PRC staff with the necessary background to determine if the rehabilitation approach may be beneficial.

A medical professional can arrange a referral by calling 507-255-5921 or may obtain more information from the Resources for Physicians page.

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Below are some helpful Internet resources on this topic. Mayo Clinic does not own or control all of these sites and is not responsible for their content. Inclusion of these sites does not imply endorsement by Mayo Clinic.

American Chronic Pain Association

American Pain Society

National Pain Foundation

Medline Plus