When Should I Be Referred to a Pain Specialist?

It’s absolutely crucial to determine the root cause of your pain. – If you’ve been suffering for an extended period of time, or if you have had previous assessments & treatment/s & are still enduring pain, then the best course of action is to consult an Experienced Pain Specialist. They will be able to tell you about any new cutting-edge treatments, & devise a comprehensive Holistic Personalised Treatment Plan

Chronic Pain

Generally speaking, pain is classed as chronic if it continues for over a period of three months. This category of pain incorporates: nerve pain, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, pain involving the joints and spine, cancer pain, post-surgery pain, and unusual pain in the limbs.

For every patient, the Pain Specialist’s priority is to diagnose the issue/s, regenerate & optimize function, & reduce pain. Moreover, every appointment provides a chance to address positive lifestyle changes

Visiting an Experienced Pain Specialist

When you have a consultation with an experienced Pain Specialist, the latter’s prime objective is to
diagnose and treat the root cause of the pain. – This is in opposition to treating the pain as a mere symptom.

So How is This Mission Achieved?

This is attained by your Pain Specialist reviewing your medical history; asking you a number of pertinent questions about the nature of your pain (such as when it first started, and what part of the day is it better or worse); and collaborating with other specialists who have tried to help you. This strategy will empower your Pain Specialist to deliver a precise diagnosis for your condition, and this in turn, will ensure that you will be given accurate treatment.

So What Type of Treatment Will I Be Offered?

Your Pain Specialist will devise a Personalised Holistic Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan. This may involve:

•More diagnostic testing
•Using injection protocols which concern the use of nerve blocks & steroids
•Employing state-of-the-art devices which deliver signals that interfere with pain transmission
•Prescribing specific pharmaceuticals
•Referring you to specialists in other disciplines including physical therapy & pain psychology
•Ongoing follow-ups & monitoring