Use a number of practical techniques and psychological strategies to enable a person with on-going pain to maintain physical performance, optimize day to day function and reduce distress and suffering.
- Improve the fitness, mobility and posture; counteract the effects of disuse
- Counteract unhelpful beliefs and improve mood and confidence
- Avoid adverse drug effects
- Improve stress management
We use the latest analgesics (pain-killers) and anti-inflammatory medications, often in combination, to achieve the best pain relief with minimal adverse effects.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Highly effective for pain where there is an inflammatory component.
Adverse effects may include gastrointestinal irritation, bleeding and kidney problems. Adverse effects can be minimized by taking the medication after food and using it for short periods. NSAIDs are contra-indicated (not appropriate) for use by asthmatics.
COX 2 (Cyclo-Oxygenase) Inhibitors
This is a newer group of anti-inflammatory medication, similar to NSAIDs and is highly effective for pain where there is an inflammatory component. Adverse effects similar to NSAIDs, but less problems with gastrointestinal irritation.
These are Analgesics used in mild to moderate pain. Adverse effects may include tiredness and constipation.
These are Analgesics used in the management of moderate to severe pain. They are Morphine-like drugs. Adverse effects may include nausea, tiredness and constipation. Available in different preparations including tablets, liquids and skin patches.