A comprehensive and whole person treatment approach
Treatment begins with an in-depth assessment conducted by a pain diagnostic specialist who is trained to identify the factors that contribute to your pain. We partner with the first telehealth providers who have been trained to diagnose Primary Chronic Pain using the newest WHO standards, ICD-11, a standard of care that will not exist in most pain care clinics until at least 2023.
Accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding where and how the brain may be contributing to persisting pain. Likewise, this allows the Lin team to adjust treatment approaches where structural or inflammatory concerns are also present.
Understanding chronic vs acute pain
We start with a simple scientific fact: all pain is “real” pain.
However, some kinds of pain are short-term. This is called acute pain and is typically triggered by an injury or surgery or an illness. Very often, acute pain involves tissue damage of some kind. Once the tissue heals, the pain reduces and eventually stops altogether.
Chronic pain, on the other hand, is when pain persists beyond the normal healing time. Generally, if pain persists beyond three to six months, this is considered chronic or persistent pain.
Our coaches: they’ve been there and they get it
Personal coaching is core to our pain treatment model. Our coaches are all people who have their own pain history and have reclaimed their lives using the tools we provide at Lin. Our coaches know pain treatment options inside and out and are available for you every day.
The Lin care model works. 90% of Lin members lower their pain intensity, reduce pain interference in their lives, and/or start to sleep comfortably, feel happy and calm, and cope better if pain flares.
Lin’s care model begins with understanding the central importance of addressing the brain and its role in our body’s experience of pain. Research demonstrates that when the brain has been in pain for months or years, its pain circuits become sensitized and can cause pain to continue even after injuries have healed.
We call it brain-first treatment and it’s not quite as “out there” as it may sound. Science has proven that the brain controls every function of our body from the beating of our hearts to the movement of our limbs; so our focus includes brains and bodies.
Our care plans include:
Non-invasive pain relief devices
Best-in-class remote lifestyle tools
Best-in-class remote mental health tools
After just one month with Lin I had the lowest pain level that I'd had in 9 years... I am more excited for that than I've been about anything else in decades!
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The Lin program has become a central element in my healing process.
I have loved working with Lin. I can't say enough about how much Lin has changed me.
After surgery, I was just told what not to do, instead of what I can do. Lin stepped in at the perfect time to help with pain management that doesn't require pain meds. Thank you, Lin!! You are the best!!