Chronic Pain

Dr. Podolin has been treating chronic pain on an outpatient basis since 1988. Dr. Podolin developed an outpatient Psychological Pain Management Program for an Outpatient Work Hardening Center in 1992. In 2000 Dr. Podolin Developed a Psychological Consultation Service to Maryland Neurological Institute and Pain Management Centers throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Dr. Podolin continues to function as part of multidisciplinary pain teams. Dr. Podolin offers a skill based approach to treating chronic pain based on a “coping skills” model of pain management. Using biofeedback training, cognitive restructuring, goal setting and a focus on utilizing existing functional behavior, many chronic pain patients can improve the quality of their life despite ongoing pain.

Dr. Podolin provides evaluations for psychological clearance for patients who are candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulators.

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