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Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is a complex condition characterized by sensations such as weakness, numbness, and chronic pain stemming from nerve damage, often affecting the hands and feet. It arises due to abnormalities in the nervous system, leading to persistent discomfort. Understanding neuropathic pain is crucial for effective management and treatment. Learn more in our video with […]

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Pain management with medications

Medication Combinations For Chronic Pain

In our approach to pain medication decisions, we aim to encompass all medication classes contributing to different mechanisms of action for pain management. For episodes of acute or nociceptive pain, we utilize a combination of paracetamol and various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, choosing based on patient needs, potential side effects, and duration of action. Building on

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Suprascapular Nerve Pain

Suprascapular nerve pain, caused by entrapment or injury to the suprascapular nerve, typically presents as severe, deep, aching pain radiating from the top of the scapula to the shoulder. This neuropathy can lead to various symptoms, including weakness and atrophy of the shoulder muscles, particularly the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. Patients may experience difficulty with overhead

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Ketamine Infusion

Ketamine Infusions to treat Chronic Pain

Ketamine infusion therapy shows promise in managing chronic pain, particularly for conditions like chronic regional pain syndromes (CRPS). Studies indicate its efficacy in providing short-term analgesic benefits for patients with refractory chronic pain. Ketamine is administered alongside opioid analgesics post-operatively and in chronic cancer pain management. Learn more in our video with Dr James O’Callaghan.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) stands at the forefront of pain management technology, offering hope to individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions. Recent advancements highlight its diverse applications, from restoring arm and hand movements in stroke patients to addressing chronic back pain.   SCS involves the implantation of a device that delivers controlled electrical pulses to

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Unlocking a positive life

Unlocking a positive life despite pain: Why seeing a Pain Specialist is the first step

Chronic pain can be an overwhelming journey, and if you’ve recently embarked on it, you may be hesitant to seek the help of a pain specialist. However, taking that step may help transform your well-being. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of visiting a pain specialist, designed for those who are just

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How to assess and determine when a patient with chronic pain needs a Pain Specialist

Chronic pain is a complex condition that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. Primary care physicians on the front line of patient care play a vital role in managing chronic pain and referring patients to pain specialists when necessary. Here’s a guide to help assess and determine when a patient with chronic pain

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back pain in the elderly

Natural Progression of Spinal Degeneration

Back pain is a common issue among the elderly, often attributed to various factors related to the aging process. One of the primary causes is degenerative changes in the spine, including conditions such as spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis, which can result in discomfort and reduced mobility. Additionally, weakened muscles, reduced bone density, and age-related wear

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