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Conditions We Treat
LiveWell Healthcare Group Pain Services uses an interdisciplinary approach to pain management to achieve the best results. Depending on your needs you may need to see one or multiple health professionals. The LiveWell Healthcare Group team is comprised of Pain Specialists; Physiotherapists, Clinical Psychologists; Exercise Physiologists; and Occupational Therapists who work together to provide an individualized treatment plan aimed toward our patients’ goals. We understand that there are many types of pain, all that requires a specific treatment plan.
(Pain that has been occurring for less than 3 months) Acute pain typically has a very defined starting point. Often a good understanding of causative factors can be found, and treatment typically lasts for less than 3 months. Acute pain also usually only requires a combination of simple pain relief medication and Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy interventions. Our evidence-based interventions are tailored towards each person’s requirement during the different phases of their recovery. At LiveWell Healthcare Group we also know that acute pain can at times continue on to become chronic pain. As such, we ensure that whilst treating people that have acute pain, we are looking out for markers of that particular person being at risk of developing chronic pain and provide proactive treatment strategies.
Post Operative Pain
Sometimes following surgery, individuals can experience ongoing pain requiring further management. This persistent pain can be the result of a disruption to, or injury of the nervous system which may require a combinations of medications and therapy to appropriately treat it.
Chronic Back & Neck Pain
Many people will experience back and or neck pain at some stage in their life. More often than not this pain resolves following a period of rest, over the counter pain relief medication and sometimes a short period of physiotherapy. However, when the pain does not respond to treatment and is prolonged to the point that it impacts your daily living, it is considered to be chronic in nature. Here at LiveWell Healthcare Group we can provide a multidisciplinary approach to assist with managing your pain and improving your quality of life through our tailored and effective pain management programmes.
– Post amputation sites
– Genitals and generalized pelvic area
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Your feet and legs are often affected first, followed by your hands and arms. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are often worse at night, and may include:
- Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
- A tingling or burning sensation
- Sharp pains or cramps
- Increased sensitivity to touch — for some people, even the weight of a bed sheet can be agonising
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of reflexes, especially in the ankle
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Serious foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, deformities, and bone and joint pain.
- Slowing progression of the disease
- Relieving pain
- Managing complications and restoring function
Post Surgical Nerve Pain
Surgeons and anaesthetists are involved in Pain Medicine, as they have a responsibility to contribute to postoperative pain management and are often consulted about longer-term pain problems as well. A large component of persistent pain after surgery can be defined as neuropathic pain (NP). Nerves are injured during surgery and pain can persist after the surgical wound has healed. NP is because of a primary lesion or dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system. Prevalence estimates indicate that 2-3% of the population in the developed world experience NP. Persistent post-surgical NP is a mostly unrecognised clinical problem. The chronicity and persistence of post-surgical NP is often severely debilitating and impinges on the psychosocial, physical, economic and emotional well-being of patients. Options for treatment of any neuropathic factors are based on understanding the pain mechanisms involved. Pain Specialists play a key role in the diagnosis and treatment planning for post operative nerve pain and with appropriate management pain and function can significantly improve.
Post operative nerve pain is most common following:
- Hernia repair
- Knee replacement
- Breast surgery
Headaches encompass a wide range of people, causes, severity and type. They can vary from brief headaches after a hard day’s work, to severe, consistent and regular migraines which can cause a range of symptoms. Some general headache types that are often spoken about include migraines, cervicogenic/neck headaches, cluster headaches and tension headaches. Livewell Healthcare Group Pain Services has the availability of services to assess and treat all headache types.
Pain Associated with Arthritic Conditions
Arthritic pain can be debilitating, particularly during a ‘flare up’. LiveWell Healthcare Group can offer you education and support to assist in managing your pain and improving your independence. Our physiotherapist can help with your joint function, strength, and fitness levels whilst minimising the risk of aggravation and improving your overall function. In addition the occupational therapists at the LiveWell Healthcare Group specialise in maximising your independence and can assist you toward your goals. Occupational therapists can offer advice on how you can accomplish tasks with great ease, use less energy, and reduce pain ‘flare ups’ with safe and effective strategies.
Phantom Limb Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome is considered to be a rare condition involving the nervous system. CRPS can occur following injuries such as fractures or soft tissue damage. Whilst CRPS can be a difficult condition to manage, the team at LiveWell Healthcare Group have many years’ experience in the latest and scientifically supported treatment programs. The treatment program includes a multidisciplinary approach including input from doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and psychologists.