No one should manage pain alone.

Our focus is not only on your immediate treatment but also on your successful long-term recovery from chronic pain. That means we don’t give up on finding relief for you, no matter how long that takes.

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SPINAL & LIMB PAIN

The spine connects our joints, nerves, muscles and discs and enables us to move.

Misalignment, herniated disc or injury to one or more of these connectors can cause chronic pain including spine pain, lower back pain and upper back pain, leg pain, arm pain and even headaches.

People experience a dull, sharp or burning pain to one or more areas as well as shooting pain from the spine down your arms or legs.

The largest nerve in the body is the sciatic nerve and pain that travels along the nerve is commonly referred to as sciatica pain.

We treat:

  • Ankle pain
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint pain
  • Foot pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Knee pain
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Neck pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Psoas syndrome
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome (previously called Failed Back Surgery Syndrome - FBSS)
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Radicular pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Thoracic pain
  • Whiplash pain
Neuropathic Pain

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Neuropathic pain is nerve pain typically described as a burning sensation, a painful, cold or electric shock to an area that is sensitive to touch.

People may also experience pins and needles, numbness and tingling.

Slight pressure or contact with clothing can aggravate this type of pain. It can be continuous or occur as a pain episode.

Cause of pain is varied and includes diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), spinal stenosis and injury to nerves that carry information from your brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body such as skin and muscles. 

 

  • Brachial plexus avulsion
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cluneal neuralgia
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Facial pain
  • Ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral neuralgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Orchalgia (testicle pain)
  • Pain caused by any nerve injury
  • Pelvic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Phantom pain
  • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Post mastectomy pain
  • Post operative surgical pain
  • Post operative spinal pain (previously called Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-FBSS)
  • Post thoracotomy pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Zoster (shingles)

HEAD & NECK PAIN

Neck pain can cause soreness and stiffness making it difficult to move and is often accompanied by headaches. Head pain includes headaches (tension headache, cluster headache and sinus headache), occipital neuralgia (chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes), jaw pain and pain in or behind the ear. Causes can include inflammation, injury or other abnormalities. Head and neck pain can be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting affecting quality of life.

 

  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the face
  • Ear, nose & throat pain
  • Facial pain
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Headaches
  • Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain)
  • Medication overuse headaches
  • Migraines
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Ocular (eye) and periocular
  • Odontalgia (dental pain)
  • Tension-type headache
  • Tempromandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Whiplash syndrome
General Pain Syndromes

PAIN SYNDROMES

General pain syndromes are described as persistent pain that can last for weeks to years. The pain experienced varies from person to person but is mostly described a deep ache or sharp like stabbing pain. It can occur throughout the body such as fibromyalgia, abdominal pain, chest pain, pelvic pain, muscle pain (myalgia), postoperative pain or pain as a result of another condition or disease such as osteoarthritis and cancer. Uncontrolled pain is exhausting, physically, mentally and emotionally.

 

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Angina pain (refractory)
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chest wall pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intestinal pain
  • Myofascial pain 
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pancreatic pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post surgical pain syndromes
  • Rib pain
  • Testicular pain
  • Visceral pain
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People do not have to live with pain.

By the time people see us they are frustrated and fed up. Pain has reduced their quality of life and they have often been told they have to live with pain. This is not always the case! We will strive to find a way to manage the pain.

Listen to your patients.

We need to remember that we are not just treating a pain problem; we are treating a person in pain. We need to understand the person who is suffering the pain before we can focus treatment on the pain.

There is no quick fix in managing pain.

Pain management is a marathon, not a race. It takes time and patients need to be just as committed to managing their pain as we are. Unfortunately, despite all our hard work we are unable to help every pain that we treat but this is usually the exception rather than the rule.

Build a team of experts.

Build relationships with other medical experts that can help you manage your patients when needed. This includes: neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists, GPs and other medical professionals. We use the right type of experts when needed.

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The key to successful pain management is 'the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time'.