Chronic pain management

Chronic Pain is referred to as pain that lasts for more than three months or longer. Did you know that one in five people in Australia over 45 years old experience Chronic Pain? The severity of the pain differs from person to person. There can be days when the pain is worse and days where it’s better. Chronic Pain Management is important because if left untreated, Chronic Pain can affect a person’s ability to work and even affect their ability to do everyday chores such as driving and exercising. At Narooma Medical Centre, our team of medical experts are committed to providing you with a treatment plan to manage your chronic pain so you can live life to the fullest.
To book a consultation, contact us on 02 4476 5588 / 0424 204 562

What Causes Chronic Pain?

Chronic Pain can be caused as a result of an accident, injury, illness or long-term disease or debilitation. In some rare cases, Chronic Pain might have no apparent physical source of origin at all. While anyone can be affected by Chronic Pain, there are certain risk factors that make you more likely to suffer from it. These factors include:

  • Being over 45 years old
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Being a woman
  • Poor lifestyle habits such as lack of physical activity and smoking
  • Having a long-term disease or medical condition

Chronic Pain Management: How to Treat and Live with Chronic Pain?

To treat and manage Chronic Pain, it is important that you see a doctor and discuss your case history. The doctor will then be able to formulate a treatment plan for you to manage your Chronic Pain. Treatment will vary depending on factors such as the source, location or cause of the pain.

What Causes Chronic Pain?

Medication for Chronic Pain

Pain medications might be prescribed to you for short term pain management or in addition to other long-term treatments. Medications for Chronic Pain include:

  • Opioids
  • Non-opioid Painkillers such as Paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Other medications

Psychological Treatment

You doctor might suggest psychological therapies as a viable treatment for Chronic Pain Management. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other methods such as mindfulness, meditation, hypnosis and other relaxation therapies.

Medication for Chronic Pain

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupation Therapy have proven to be effective in Chronic Pain Management. Physical therapy involves treatments such as massage therapy, posture correction, exercises and Transcutaneuos Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Occupation therapy refers to the use of specialised equipment and guidelines to help you perform your tasks in such a way so as to not exacerbate the pain.

Invasive Therapy

Injections, nerve blockers and implantable devices might also be used in certain instances to manage and treat pain.

Why Come to Us for Chronic Pain Management?

We understand how frustrating and demotivating it can be to live in constant pain, feeling like there’s no hope. Here at Narooma Medical Centre, our medical professionals will take the time to sit down with you to go through your case history to figure out the root cause of the pain. Once we know the cause, we will then formulate a detailed Chronic Pain Management plan for you and review it on a regular basis, making changes where needed, to help you achieve optimal results. To book a consultation with us, please call 0244765588 / 0424204562

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