- ADDRESS 595 Courtenay Parkway #206 Merritt Island, Florida 32953
- HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- PHONE (321) 735-6220
Compassionate Merritt Island, Florida Physicians Committed to Making Chronic Pain a Thing Of the Past
The Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group located in Merritt Island, Florida understands just how challenging life can be for patients dealing with chronic pain. For many patients, chronic pain has multiple causes, and each cause requires a specific treatment.
Treatment may involve a mixture of psychological help and physical therapy. Our goal has been and will always be to establish a good relationship between ourselves and our patients. A strong relationship is the basis for free and open communication, which is a key aspect of long-term pain management.
Head south on FL-3. Continue on FL-3/Courtenay Pkwy. After passing Minna Ln, you will see our clinic on the right side of the road.
From Cocoa West:
Head east on FL-520/Humbert Humphrey Causeway. Turn left onto N Courtenay Pkwy. After passing Needle Blvd, you will see the clinic on the left.
From Palm Bay:
Head north on I-95. Take exit 195 for Fiske Blvd going toward Rockledge. Continue on FL-519 N/ S Fiske Blvd for 4.2 miles. Head east on FL-520/Humbert Humphrey Causeway. Turn left onto N Courtenay Pkwy. After passing Needle Blvd, you will see the clinic on the left.
We understand that treating chronic pain is not a one-size-fits-all thing. The treatment must be tailored to each patient. Effective pain management has two aspects to it. First, there is the addressing, or interrupting of, the processes that are causing pain. Second, there is the modulation of the pain response.
A pain management treatment program that has realistic goals can produce long-term positive effects. Our goal is to help our clients restore normal body function, minimize their disability, improve their quality of life, wean them away from the use of medication, and prevent a relapse into chronic symptoms.
By perfectly balancing psychological interventions with physical therapy as well as occupational therapy, we are able to create a program that has a higher level of effectiveness than other programs. We understand that our clients do not deal with their pain in a vacuum, nor will their recovery take place in a vacuum. For this reason, we include our patient’s family members in different aspects of the recovery process.
In most cases, our Merritt Island, Florida patients do not require hospitalization but are able to receive treatment on an outpatient basis.
Living a normal life after dealing with chronic pain is possible. We have seen countless success stories that have proven the truthfulness of this. Our pain relief group is dedicated to working hand-in-hand with you to make this goal a reality.
Having a back infusion, and multiple Rhizotomies my mind couldn’t help but focus on the pain. It didn’t help that I would get everyday questions asking about my levels of pain everyday either. Feeling like a life long patient and not a person, I quickly became depressed. Not having any idea of what was going on with me; Dr. Caruso was able to read me like a book. He talked to me like a normal person, and we had more meaningful conversations than I’ve had with family members in months. During our sessions, I noticed that I was focused on the positive things about life, and the pain would dissipate for the time being. Dr. Caruso showed me how to use these conversational techniques to keep conversations on a more positive note, which greatly reduced my pain.
After having multiple operations, and being on several pain medications, I started to think there would never be a solution to my pain. When I visited Dr. Caruso, he noted my depression, and was concerned about my lack of ambition to live. He started to ask me about what excited me in life, which I had trouble answering at first. After a couple of sessions I could answer that question, and I re-gained my motivation to run my business. I was able to keep my mind off the pain by keeping it busy with running my business.
After suffering an injury on the job, I started to experience everyday pain in my leg. I was confined to a wheelchair during my recovery, and I was convinced I would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. When I started physical therapy, I experienced excruciating pain and stopped going. While living with the pain, I visited Dr. Caruso where he understood what I was going through. He explained that physical therapy had a traumatic effect on me, and now I feared movement of my injured area because I didn’t want to intensify the pain. Using a tactic to reward me every time I moved, I slowly started to strengthen my legs. Though they were only baby steps, I’ve been able to take my first steps without any assistance for the first time in months.