When pain or discomfort lasts for three months or longer, it can be termed as Chronic Pain. It is estimated that one in five people in Australia over 45 years of age deal with Chronic Pain. The intensity of the pain differs from person to person and can vary from day to day as well. At Bega Medical Centre, we offer Chronic Pain Management because we understand the debilitating effects chronic pain can have on your life when left untreated.
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Chronic Pain can be a result of an accident, injury, illness or long-term disease. There have been cases documented where the chronic pain had no apparent cause at all.
Here are the risk factors for Chronic Pain:
When dealing with Chronic Pain, you doctor will look at your medical history and design a treatment plan for your individual needs. The source, location and cause of the pain will also be considered when coming up with a Chronic Pain Management plan.
Pain medications may be used in conjunction with other treatments, to deal with Chronic Pain. Common prescriptions for Chronic Pain are Opioids, non-opioid painkillers such as Paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, meditation, hypnosis and other relaxation therapies may be prescribed as part of your treatment plan.
There’s been documented evidence that physical and occupational therapy are effective in Chronic Pain Management.
Physical therapy involves treatments such as massage therapy, posture correction, exercises and Transcutaneuos Electrical Nerve Stimulation.
Occupation therapy involves the use of specialised equipment and guidelines to help you perform your daily tasks in a proper way, so as not to exacerbate the pain.
Injections, nerve blockers and implantable devices are invasive procedures used to deal with chronic pain.
We understand that Chronic Pain can affect your quality of life and hold you back, which is why we have experienced doctors who will work with you to come up with the best treatment plan. Chronic Pain Management, when done right, can improve your life and let you live life normally.
To book an appointment, call us on 0244765588