Treatment of chronic pain requires a multidisciplinary approach, and addressing not just the physical symptoms, but the psychological effects as well.

Recognizing the need for our patients to have access to both physical and mental support when working through chronic pain, Redefine Healthcare is proud to add psychiatric services to our pain management practice. We understand our job doesn’t stop at relieving the physical pain. By providing this in-house resource, we are able to integrate measures to improve mental health into treatment plans for patients suffering from chronic pain, aiming to heal both the mind and body – not just the pain.

  • Areas of expertise:
  • Depression
  • Medication Management
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse

Dr. Ketan Hirapara

A psychiatrist is uniquely suited to address mental health in the context of chronic pain management. Redefine Healthcare’s Dr. Ketan Hirapara is board-certified and fellowship-trained in both pain medicine and psychiatry, providing comprehensive pain and psychiatric evaluations to patients suffering from pain and injury, as well as depression.

Meet Dr. Ketan Hirapara

Chronic Pain & Your Mental Health

Patients with chronic pain are 4x more likely to develop a mental illness than those without. Like a cycle, chronic pain and certain mental health symptoms feed into each other; a positive mood generally makes for less pain, while a negative mood often heightens discomfort and pain. Ignoring this fact and your risk factor to mental illness can be a big mistake; your mental state can exacerbate your pain, making it even more difficult to manage.

It’s important to be aware of your mental state and recognize the effects chronic pain can have on it. Chronic pain is often linked to:

  • Anxiety
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Lower quality of life
  • Opioid dependence
  • Restricted mobility
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
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    Locations:

  • 2500 Morris Avenue, Suite 220
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 10 Parsonage Rd, Suite 208
    Edison, NJ 08837
  • 922 Main Street, Suite 201
    Paterson, NJ 07503
  • 185 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2A
    West Caldwell, NJ 07006
  • 197 Cedar Lane
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • 200 Perrine Rd., Suite 220
    Old Bridge, NJ 08857
  • 350 Forsgate Dr.,
    Monroe Township, NJ 08831
  • 11 West 25th Street,
    Bayonne, NJ 07002

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  • 2500 Morris Avenue, Suite 220 Union, NJ 07083
    10 Parsonage Rd, Suite 208 Edison, NJ 08837
    922 Main Street,Suite 201 Paterson, NJ 07503
    185 Fairfield Ave, Suite 2A West Caldwell, NJ 07006
    197 Cedar Lane Teaneck, NJ 07666
    200 Perrine Rd., Suite 220 Old Bridge, NJ 08857
    350 Forsgate Dr., Monroe Township, NJ 08831
    11 West 25th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002