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Pain Management: What is Pain Management? By Cronulla Physio Focus

Cronulla Physio Focus’s Pain Management Clinic sees more than 2000 patient visits each year for a wide variety of problems, including musculoskelet problems.

Pain management is an area of contemporary medicine which utilises the multi disciplinary team to assist facilitate the pain and suffering of patients living with long term pain to improve their quality of life. Medicine is generally the primary port of call to handle pain, however, when pain in not responsive to medication, or resistant to treatment, or continues after healing has happened and an exact reason for the pain has not been found alternative treatment or a combined approach might be used

The choice to medicine or combined approaches to pain management are extensive and each of which can be based upon different paradigms of understanding pain.

Different Types of Management/Treatment

  • Patient Education
  • Operant Conditioning Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Distraction
  • Classical Conditioning Approaches
  • Social Support Systems
  • Relaxation Methods
  • Approval and Commitment Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Biofeedback

What exactly is the Psychological Method Of Pain Management

Also as the neural interactions and links the brain goes through when you were in pain, there are multiple layers of elaborate subjective ideas and feelings a person goes through which culminates how much pain someone feels and the way in which they cope with pain. Their cognitive constructs, behavioural concepts and environmental effects are all intertwined in a complex web of identity which must be thought about and incorporated into any treatments to allow them to succeed and are found out during a preliminary appraisal (That is where a Cronulla physiotherapist can help you)