If you’re living with acute or chronic pain, it’s more than likely you’ll be looking for some form of pain management to help ensure you’re able to still live life to the fullest. Managing pain can mean different things for different people – depending on the type of pain you’re experiencing and your own personal pain threshold. While some people may be able to manage their symptoms with natural pain management, others will be looking for specialist input and treatment from a pain management clinic.

Dr SW Clinics is one of a few select pain management clinics that can offer patients personalised, specialist treatment for a wide range of painful conditions. A few of the most common conditions that we treat are –

What is Pain Management Therapy?

So, what is pain management? Well, quite simply, it’s how you manage the pain you’re experiencing. Pain management is an umbrella term that can include one or more of the following forms of approaches to managing pain:

  1. Exercise
  2. Therapy
  3. Medication
  4. Injections

If, for instance, you’re looking for some management of knee pain, there are multiple approaches you could try – depending on your type of knee pain, how long you’ve been experiencing it and how painful it is. If your knee pain is mild to moderate you might find the following RICE self care tips helpful:

  • R – rest up. Avoid strenuous exercise while your knee heals
  • I – ice. Apply an ice pack to the area as soon as possible after injury
  • C – compression. Use a compression sleeve to help support your knee
  • E – elevation. Rest your knee on a raised support. This will help reduce swelling and bruising. Try doing this for 2-3 hours a day if possible

What Can Pain Management Do?

Pain management can allow you to live your life as fully and normally as possible. Chronic or acute pain can seriously impact your way of life, and when left untreated, can often lead to further complications such as anxiety and depression.

At Dr SW Clinics we treat the whole person. We understand that someone searching for sciatica pain treatment will probably be experiencing more than just the dull ache, tingling, shooting or burning sensation that comes with the irritation of the sciatic nerve. Their constant pain may have left them feeling depressed, unable to go about their everyday life as they used to do, or left them feeling anxious that they’ll never find the best pain management for sciatica.

With the right pain management in place, your life can be yours to enjoy again. At Dr SW Clinics, we offer a treatment plan tailored to the individual. For sciatica, it’s a non-invasive treatment that involves pain-relieving injections delivered to the required site. Each treatment lasts no longer than 20 minutes. The number of treatments you need depends on your own personal circumstances – which we will discuss with you at consultation.

Does Pain Management Really Work?

Whether you’re looking for heel pain treatment, or neck pain treatment, we appreciate the most pressing question of all is whether pain management really works. Dr SW Clinics is a multiple award-winning clinic that boasts a whole array of accolades within the industry. So when you choose us to help with your pain management, you’ve already made a wise choice. We are highly regarded amongst both clients and our contemporaries. To see some of our reviews, please have a look here.

Pain Management Techniques

If you’re experiencing acute pain and you’re looking for options to help manage your condition, Dr SW Clinics can help. Book in for a consultation to discuss your joint pain treatment needs, or find out more about our rotator cuff pain treatment and we’ll put the appropriate pain management plan in place.

Or perhaps you’re not sure whether you need a course of pain management therapy just yet. If this is the case you may like to try a few at-home measures for reducing your pain. Here are five self-help methods you can use to try and ease your pain:

  1. Gentle exercise – it might be the last thing you want to do when you’re in pain, but a little gentle exercise is great for blocking pain signals that are trying to reach your brain. What’s more, when you engage in a little exercise you’ll also be helping to ease tension in your joints, and stretch out stiff muscles
  2. Practise mindfulness – mindfulness meditations can help reduce pain and take your thoughts away from it. Check out The Tapping Solution app for short meditations that could help
  3. Connect with others – if your pain is making you feel isolated or actually become isolated it’s important to reach out and connect with others. Family or friends will help you feel like you again, while people going through similar pain experiences will help you appreciate that you’re not alone
  4. Relax – stress, anxiety and tension are known to make chronic pain worse, so it’s vital that you take time to relax when you’re experiencing pain. When you relax, your body is able to release its own natural pain relievers – endorphins
  5. Get a decent night’s sleep – it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep when you’re in pain but sleep really does give you the best chance of beating the debilitating feelings that pain brings. Adopt healthy sleep habits and avoid daytime naps to give yourself the best chance of a proper rest

Speak to the Pain Management Experts

If you’ve had enough of simply putting up with pain, it could be time to speak to an expert. At Dr SW Clinics, we’ve helped many people ease their chronic pain and regain their quality of life. If you’re ready to get your life back, book in for a consultation today.

Dr SW Clinics

An awarding winning clinic