Risk Assessments

Mt Rainier

You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess the risks of having or developing depression, anxiety, alcoholism, addictions, PTSD, or sleep apnea.  These conditions worsen chronic pain and add health risks, especially with the use of opioids and certain anti-anxiety medications (Valium class). 

Smoking adds to chronic pain as well as having its own health adverse risks.  If you are a smoker, Dr Matthews will assist you with a smoking cessation program if you wish.