The staff at our pain clinic have access to a full range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Our goal is to fully assess your pain to ensure an accurate diagnosis has been reached and establish the problems that should be addressed.
After your assessment, our team will work with you to formulate an individualised management plan based on your needs and goals.
Your treatment plan may include options designed to modulate or reduce your pain levels. If appropriate this plan may include judicious use of medications and advice regarding rationalising medications, which may even include reducing medications that are not helpful.
Some people have pain that may respond to certain procedural interventions and our clinic has a fully functional procedural suite and operating theatre. Commonly this may include radiofrequency blocks to reduce pain from spinal arthritis, or spinal cord stimulation for certain types of nerve pain.
For most people with chronic pain there is no easy solution to fully cure the pain. In this scenario we aim to assist people to manage their pain to reduce its negative impact on their lives.
Our clinic has developed effective pain self-management strategies to reduce the distressing impact of pain on people's lives and improve the functional capabilities of people living with pain.
This approach empowers you to self-manage your own pain with support from our team of physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and psychologists. Depending on your personal needs you may be offered individual appointments with our highly experienced team of pain professionals or to join one of our group programs that range from brief courses of two hours per week through to high intensity full-time courses. Each program is designed to suit your particular circumstance.
Commonly pain is associated with sleep disturbance and mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Our team includes psychiatrists and psychologists to help identify and manage these problems. Social and relationship stress, and problems maintaining employment will also be discussed.
If returning to paid employment is one of your goals then we can work with you to help achieve this.
Telehealth (video conferencing)
Our pain self-management program can be delivered to our patients by telehealth or telephone. This means we can help patients who have been assessed by us as suitable for these programs without having to come to the centre. Our online programs are called my Brief Pain Self-Management. These may be run in groups or individually.
All the treatments, procedures and services provided at the centre are fully funded either through bulk-billed Medicare, private health funds or insurance schemes, so that there is no cost to our patients to attend. The best quality evidence based care is provided with no out-of-pocket fees for our patients.