Phone: 02 9687 9633

Treatments

Medical Management

We assess the most appropriate treatments for you, for all different types of chronic pain, including medication, interventional treatments, psychotherapy, and physiotherapy. Our experienced and nurturing team co-ordinate with each other on your behalf for this integrated approach, which has continually shown to be the most beneficial way of managing and alleviating ongoing chronic pain.

 

Interventional Treatments

These include a full range of treatments known as Nerve Blocks, such as the following.

Apophyseal nerve blocks

These nerve blocks are used to inject the nerves going to the apophyseal joint or facet joint (which is a hinge like joint where two bones meet in your spine, that allow you to flex, extend, and control torsion in your back).These joints can become painful after an injury o from degeneration.

Paravertebral blocks

Paravertebral blocks are effective in treating pain coming from segmenents of the vertebral column where there is local spinal pain and referred pain to other parts of the body.

Epidural blocks

Epidural blocks, which block the transmission of pain signals through nerves in, or near the spinal cord, may be helpful in acute leg pain (sciatica).

Plexus and Peripheral blocks

Plexus and Peripheral nerve blocks, which can either allow or improve your range of movement, under the careful monitoring of your SPMC physiotherapist. Also may be used where there is specific nerve damage after injury or surgery or post herpetic neuralgia occurring after shingles.

Sympathetic Nerve blocks

Sympathetic blocks, may be used in such conditions as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, (previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) which is a chronic systemic disease known for its severe pain, swelling temperature and colour and muscle changes.

The CRPS condition will in some patients lead to a permanent disability and requires intensive management by our team Usually affecting an arm or a leg, and can begin from a trivial injury in that location, can spread to affect a much wider area resulting in severe pain.

Neuromodulation

In a very few cases of patients suffering from neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage) may benefit from a procedure where a stimulator device is inserted near the spinal cord or on a peripheral nerve to help control their pain.

Neuromodulation

In a very few cases of patients suffering from neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage) may benefit from a procedure where a stimulator device is inserted near the spinal cord or on a peripheral nerve to help control their pain.

Analgesic medication

A comprehensive range of Analgesic (similar to Anaesthetic) medication is used in the treatment of your different pain conditions, while undergoing these procedures.
Physiotherapy Treatments

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy,for pain management focuses on the establishment od self-management. It involves the diagnosis and management of the source of pain and functional limitation of the joints and muscles. This will involve being taught specific exercise and management techniques on an individualised program to improve flexibility and joint stability. Mobilisation of specific joints may also be used in specific cases to improve mobility to allow the upgrading of your program.

This particular therapy can be used on all areas of the body, and is particularly effective when treating back and neck pain.

 

Pain Management Sessions

Our goal for you with these meetings is to address the behavioural, emotional, and physical changes required to reduce your chronic pain, and to identify any other barriers that may need to be overcome as well.

We’ll discuss both your short and long term outcome goals with you, create an individualised program of self management techniques, and provide specific programs developed by our physiotherapists for when you return home. It gives the team here great pleasure to help restore you to an active and healthy, and most of all, pain-free lifestyle.

 

Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Conference

Our treatment team, you and your significant other or carer will meet at the completion of your pain relief patient assessment to discuss your condition and plan your pain management goals.

Your referring GP and rehabilitation provider are also highly encouraged to be involved in this meeting, so your treatment is as integrated as possible. This will enable a speedier recovery to return home and live your life as pain free as possible!

Contact

Phone: 02 9687 9633
Fax: 02 9687 9655
Email: contact@sydneypaincentre.com

Our Locations

Level 3, 20 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Suite 206, SAN Clinic Tulloch Building, Sydney Adventist Clinic, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076