Health Services

Pain Management

The goal of pain management is to relieve the physical and psychosocial symptoms associated with pain while maintaining the patient's level of function, promoting optimal recovery and healing. To this end, the Command has made the relief of pain a priority for the organization. Please speak to your PCM for more information about pain management.

Fort Drum's Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic (IPMC) is a functional arm of the Army Pain Management Program.  Based on the Step Pain Care Model, the IPMC is in place to empower primary care providers (PCP) to provide prompt and appropriate treatment for painful conditions. The IPMC is available to PCPs via multiple avenues to provide tools to support the best practices for the continuum of acute and chronic pain, based on a foundation of best available evidence.

The core of the IMPC is the Primary Care Advisor (a Family Physician), Clinical Pharmacist, and Nurse Care Coordinator. At each Primary Care Site, a Primary Care Pain Champion (PCPC) has been designated.  If a PCP encounters a patient with a challenging pain condition, we recommend they first approach the PCPC in their clinic for assistance. Alternatively, the above IPMC staff may be accessed via face-to-face, telephonic, or electronic methods for questions or advice.

Some patients requiring advanced pain management may be suitable for the complementary services offered at the IPMC.  Currently we offer a comprehensive complementary functional restoration program to include movement therapy, medical massage therapy, chiropractic care, and behavior psychology.  We also offer assistance with poly-pharmacy and opioid overuse and dependence with a full time clinical pharmacist on staff.  This program has the ability to offer relief to a variety of musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

The IPMC is not a substitute for the execution of a conservative pain management plan as would be expected from a Primary Care Provider.  In order to expedite the appropriate care for the patient, it is imperative that the PCP arrive at an accurate diagnosis and assure that the patient does not have a surgical or neurologically compromising condition. 

Contact Us

(315) 772-9292
Appointments are required, by referral.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

11050 Mt. Belvedere Blvd.
Fort Drum, New York 13602

IPMC Patient Resources (Click on Link)

Core Strengthening
Gentle Yoga for Backs
Back Owner’s Manual
Pain Relieving Breath
Structural Yoga Therapy
How Yoga is being used in the Military
15 Poses Scientifically Proven to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain in the Military
Why Special Ops are doing Yoga and Why You Should Be Too
Sun Salutation (Traditional)
Sun Salutation (in a Chair)
Sun Salutation (Infographic)
Moon Salutation
Office Chair Yoga
Melt Method, Myofascial Energetic Length Technique  
Miracle Ball Handout
Self-Back Massage Routine
Gua Sha (Scraping)
Self-Massage (Foam Rolling)
Self-Massage (Pressure Points)
Facial Acupressure Massage
Shiatsu Self-Massage and Stretches
Pressure Point Headrest                                      
Multi-Point Massager
Thera Cane Manual
Massage Roller Guide
Hand Therapy Guide
Hot & Cold Neck Cradle Gaiam
Yoga Nidra
Beginning Meditation
Benefits of Meditation
Meditate with Yoda
Mindful Breathing
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness Benefits
Turmeric Guide
Yoga Kids
Grounding Exercises
Jedi Yoga
Yantra Yoga Warmups
What Muscles You’re Stretching
Bone Names
101 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga
CAM for Low Back Pain
Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Healing
Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain Study
Psychological Treatment of Chronic Pain
Yoga for Healing Why Western Doctors Are Now Prescribing Yoga Therapy
Mobile and Web Resources for Behavioral Health            
Yoga Class Rules
Outdoor Yoga Class Rules
Knee Strengthening Exercises 
Yoga Wheel Techniques
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