STOMP Pain Management Guide

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STOMP Table of Contents

Structuring Your Own Management of Pain

The Swedish STOMP program is intended to be a resource for those of you facing the limitations of the medical system in dealing with your complex chronic pain needs. The choice is clear. You have to learn to take charge of your own care.  Each chapter below addresses a topic that affects the perception of pain.
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Introduction To STOMP

Chapter 1 – Learn about Pain
Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Mind Body Medicine 
  • Neuroplasticity 
  • Pain Management Resources
    • Determining the Validity of Online Resources
    • Books and Online Resources

Chapter 2 - Sleep and Pain
Topics Include:

  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Techniques to Fall Asleep
  • Specific Sleep Issues

Chapter 3 – Calming the Nervous System
Topics Include:

  • A Mind Body Approach
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Writing/Journaling
  • Music Therapy
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma
  • Thoughts
  • Joy, Pleasure, and Spirituality

Chapter 4 – Outside the “Box”
Topics Include:

  • Relationships
  • Hobbies

Chapter 5 – Caring for Your Body
Topics Include:

  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Smoking
  • Physical Activity 
  • Headache Management

Chapter 6 – Complementary Therapies
Topics Include:

  • Complementary Therapies for Pain

Chapter 7 – Medications
Topics Include:

  • Pain Medications
  • Protecting Your Medications
  • Substance Use

Chapter 8 – Role of Procedures
Topics Include:

  • Spinal Injections 
  • Implantable Pain Devices

Chapter 9 – Role of Spine Surgery
Topics Include:

  • Surgical Decision Making 

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