At QPain, we are experts in pain therapy and treat a range of pain conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal pain (eg back pain, neck pain)
- Nerve pain (eg post-herpetic neuralgia, sciatica)
- Post-surgical pain
- Abdominal and pelvic pain
- Dysfunctional pain (eg fibromyalgia)
After an initial consultation and detailed assessment, your QPain specialist may recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options:
- participating in a pain management program;
- reviewing or introducing medication; or
- undergoing a pain minimisation procedure.
We ensure patients are completely comfortable and fully understand a recommended approach before embarking on any treatment. If adjustments are needed, we keep you informed to ensure you remain confident and happy with your treatment.
How we can help
New ideas and discoveries are constantly being made and shared by pain doctors on a world-wide basis. Pain specialists in Australia and other countries meet frequently to discuss new treatments and approaches for helping people in pain. We can inform you of the latest developments.
Many of our patients have benefited from our advanced technological treatments and holistic approach to achieve sustainable pain minimisation and a return to normal life.
Understanding your role in your recovery
Pain management involves medical (medications and procedures), physical and psychological strategies to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Modern medical treatment can produce great results and a marked reduction in pain intensity. There are also many things you can do to help yourself.
Maintaining physical, mental and social activity is important but during periods of severe or persistent pain, activity can be difficult. Committing to a gradual increase in general exercise over weeks and months has been proven to help people experiencing chronic pain. If you need to give up an activity that you enjoy, either temporarily or permanently, try to replace it with something equally stimulating.
Chronic pain and its effects has the potential to reduce quality of life for those around us as well. Being aware of the potential impact on our work life and relationships is important – pain causes us stress and exhaustion and can limit our ability to function normally. Speak with your employer and friends and family to ensure they understand your condition and can support you through to recovery.
Take the First Step
Making an appointment with one of our pain specialists could be the first step on your journey to better manage or minimise your pain or live pain free. A referral from your doctor or health professional is required. All referrals are accepted and we cater for urgent appointments so you will experience short or no wait time.
What to Expect
Your pain specialist will undertake a comprehensive assessment at your first visit, talking with you to gain an understanding of your situation and history. They will discuss the options which best suit you and recommend an appropriate approach. We give patients advice on costs and eligibility requirements relevant to their situation, can provide outpatient programs, and admit privately-insured, self-funded and Department of Veteran Affairs and WorkCover patients.
If you live in a regional area our telehealth services may be available to you. We use video conferencing technologies to connect with you, and your doctor, to conduct assessments, reviews and arrange admission for treatment if needed.
To find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can make the first steps to controlling your pain, please contact us today or call (07) 3391 7111.
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“It’s vital to work with a physician who specialises in pain medicine to help identify the source of your pain and develop the best method of treatment.”
Dr Frank Thomas