Chronic Pain

Put pain in the past.

If you struggle with chronic pain, we can help you regain control of your life.

The experts with Mary Free Bed’s Pain Rehabilitation Program understand how complex persistent pain can be. And unlike pain that comes from an injury, illness or medical procedure, the cause of chronic pain isn’t always clear. 

That’s why, at Mary Free Bed, we treat the whole person. We use a mind-and-body rehabilitation approach to complement or replace conventional medicine, including working on your physical conditioning, retraining your body how to move and helping you manage your pain. We’ll also help you safely reduce or eliminate opioids and other medications so you can re-engage in the things that are meaningful to you. 

We have several locations in Michigan, so you can get the care you need close to home. 

Pain Clinic

Why Mary Free Bed? 

Mary Free Bed’s Pain Rehabilitation Program serves people with varying degrees of chronic pain and other conditions, such as back pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraines. 

Patients who participated in the program have reported: 

  • Decreased pain intensity 
  • An increased ability to get back to daily activities 
  • Less depression and anxiety 
  • More adaptive approaches to dealing with pain 
  • Less reliance on pain medication. 

The care you need

Our approach is challenging but supportive. First, we’ll discuss your goals and develop a treatment plan focused on improving your strength, stamina, emotional health and independence.  

We treat patients like you with a variety of medical diagnoses, pain locations and symptoms, such as: 

  • Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (fibromyalgia) 
  • Chronic abdominal pain 
  • Chronic headaches or migraines 
  • Chronic pain because of injury or surgery 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). 

We’ll teach you techniques to reduce your pain and restore your ability to function. We’ll also share comprehensive strategies to cope with any remaining pain and how to manage flareups. 

You also may be affected by these types of problems: 

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome 
  • Functional neurological disorder 
  • Hypermobility/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) 
  • Physical deconditioning 
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 

We’ll recommend the most appropriate Mary Free Bed outpatient location and modify the rehabilitation program to suit your needs.

Your treatment plan may include two to three appointments per week for 10 – 12 weeks.  Depending on your condition, your team may include the following:

  • Physician
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Psychologist (individual, group, virtual sessions)


Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
235 Wealthy St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.840.8005 – phone
616.840.9642 – fax 

Mary Free Bed at Cancer & Hematology Centers of West Michigan – Muskegon
6425 S. Harvey St.
Norton Shores, MI 49444
231.798.4866 – phone
231.798.6391 – fax

Mary Free Bed Holland
3290 N. Wellness Drive
Building D, Suite 150
Holland, MI 49424
616.294.4066 – phone
616.994.6062 – fax 

Mary Free Bed Kalamazoo Southwest
7125 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269.492.6575 – phone
269.492.6577 – fax 

Mary Free Bed at Munson HealthCare – Long Lake
5191 Rosewood Drive
Traverse City, MI 49685
231.946.1984 – phone
231.946.1984 – fax


/ Your Experience

We’ll closely watch your progress to assess whether our program is helping you as it should.  

The goal will be to help you manage:

  • Pain that lasts longer than it should or pain that won’t respond to treatment 
  • Pain that causes frequent absences from work or school, or difficulty carrying out daily activities 
  • Depression or anxiety related to pain 
  • Increased use — or overuse — of medications such as opioids 
  • Pain that has diminished your quality of life. 


Dr. Parks in Pain Clinic
/ Meet the Team
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    Board-certified rehabilitation physicians, hand-selected for you and your condition(s).

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    Psychologists focus on your emotional well-being, which is just as important as your physical condition. 

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    Occupational therapists to help you resume independence with daily activities, such as brushing your teeth, getting dressed, doing laundry and grocery shopping.

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    Physical therapists to evaluate your strength, mobility and level of independence, then provide rehabilitation.

The next step on your path to recovery.

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