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Pain Management & Spasticity

How can a pain physician help with spinal pain?

A specialist pain physician plays a crucial role in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of a patient’s spinal pain. Spinal pain can be complex and multifaceted, and a pain physician’s expertise is essential in providing comprehensive and effective care. At Specialist Medical & Therapy Solutions, we have specialist trained physicians to manage your spinal pain in the following ways:

Accurate Diagnosis

Our pain physicians are trained to differentiate between various types of spinal pain, whether it’s related to degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, facet joint pain, or other spinal conditions. They conduct a detailed evaluation, including a medical history review, physical examination, and imaging studies, to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of the pain.

Treatment Planning

Based on the diagnosis, our pain physician develops a personalised treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific condition and needs. The plan may include a combination of medication management, physical therapy, interventional procedures, and other modalities.

Medication Management

Our pain physician can prescribe appropriate medications to manage pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms associated with spinal conditions. They have specialised knowledge in the use of pain medications, including opioids when necessary, to ensure safe and effective pain relief.

Please note: we do not provide a service to treat opioid addiction or dependence, and do not provide authority letters to GPs for opioid continuation.

Interventional Procedures

Our pain physicians are skilled in performing a variety of interventional pain procedures that can target and alleviate spinal pain. These may include epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation, among others.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Our pain physicians often focus on minimally invasive techniques to manage spinal pain, which can lead to faster recovery times, reduced complications, and improved outcomes compared to more invasive surgical options.

Patient Education

Our pain physician educates the patient about their spinal condition, the treatment options available, and self-management strategies to improve their condition. They help the patient make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Coping Strategies

Living with spinal pain can be physically and emotionally challenging. Pain physicians can help patients develop coping strategies and psychological support to manage the impact of chronic pain on their mental well-being.

Collaborative Care

In complex cases, our pain physicians often work collaboratively with other healthcare specialists, such as orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, and psychologists, to ensure comprehensive care and optimal outcomes for the patient.

Long-Term Care

Chronic spinal pain may require ongoing management. Our pain physician provides long-term care, regularly reassessing the patient’s condition, adjusting the treatment plan as needed, and supporting the patient’s overall well-being.

Pain Rehabilitation

If you are living with persistent spinal pain and functional limitations, our pain physicians may refer you to pain rehabilitation programs that offer a multidisciplinary approach to improving functionality and quality of life.

At Specialist Medical & Therapy Solutions, our specialists trained pain physicians are instrumental in diagnosing and managing your spinal pain through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach, with the ultimate goal of providing effective pain relief and improving your overall well-being.