Patient Articles

In our world of pain medicine, we as specialists often use terminology that is poorly understood. Having a basic understanding some of the words used can greatly empower patients to understand their chronic pain problem and the treatment plan offered better. This article aims to break down the 10 commonly Read more
For those unfamiliar with the medication, Naltrexone is typically used in the management of alcohol or opioid dependence. It works by blocking the euphoric effects and feelings of intoxication, providing a useful tool for individuals with substance use disorders to avoid relapses. It's an "opioid antagonist," meaning that it blocks Read more
Living with chronic pain can be debilitating and impact one's quality of life. Fortunately, advancements in pain management have led to innovative treatments, one of which is pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) therapy. In this blog, we will explore the latest research surrounding the use of PRF for the treatment of lateral Read more
One of the most common physical problems reported by people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is chronic pain. In one study of volunteer firefighters with PTSD, approximately 50% were having pain (mainly back pain) compared with only about 20% of firefighters without PTSD. Other research has found that, in some Read more
Did You Know That Pain Specialists Can Calculate Any Opioid Dose Back to the Daily Oral Morphine Equivalent Dose? Many people who suffer from chronic pain often find themselves taking opioids to help manage their pain. While opioids can be effective at managing pain, they can also be very dangerous. Read more
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a natural fatty acid that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects. We explore current research on PEA and its potential as a treatment for chronic and neuropathic pain (nerve pain). Read more
If you suffer from chronic pain or headaches, you may have considered Botox as a possible treatment option. But what does the current research say about Botox and headache treatment? Let's take a look. What is Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A)? Botox is a purified and dilute neurotoxin produced by Read more
Millions of Australians suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than three months. While there are many conventional treatments available, such as medication and physical therapy, some patients do not respond well to these interventions. For these individuals, complementary and alternative therapies, such as practicing yoga, may be Read more
We help you understand your Medicare entitlements and/ or private healthcare coverage for your physiotherapy sessions. Chronic pain is a complex and chronic condition that requires comprehensive assessment and management by a multidisciplinary team. After a comprehensive assessment by your pain specialist, physiotherapy will likely be recommended as part of Read more