Shoulder Pain

Woman With Shoulder Pain

Because the shoulder pain is complex, it is important to figure out what are the underlying pathology to provide a tailored targeted treatment.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): 12 Facts You Need To Know

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a unique type of primary pain syndrome with regional distribution that is disproportionate in the intensity or duration of pain, after trauma or injury. The main treatment modalities in clinical practice are pharmacologic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, physical rehabilitation, minimally invasive procedures (such as sympathetic nerve blocks) and Neuromodulation.

Back Pain

1 In 6 Australians Living With Back Pain

Back pain is a very common presentation for people to seek healthcare. Back pain is also very complex, there are structural, functional, neurochemical and psychosociological reasons why a person develop lingering back pain.  Most episodes of back pain are short-lasting with little or no consequence, but recurrent episodes are common and back pain is increasingly […]

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic and progressive condition that mostly affects the hands, spine and joints such as hips, knees and ankles. Osteoarthritis will become one of the most prevalent diseases in populations from high-income countries in the coming decades. It is the most common form of arthritis and the predominant condition leading to knee and […]

Real-time prescription monitoring (SafeScript NSW) update Aug 2021

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You might have heard about the real-time prescription monitoring system recently. With the help of NSW Health, you can start taking advantage of the digital real-time system to improve safe medication use. In this article, we’ll dive deep into what exactly Safe script NSW is, how you can benefit from it, exactly what is included […]

5 Tips for What to Do When Your Colleague Has Chronic Pain at Work

Chronic Pain At Work

Pain in the workplace isn’t a topic that comes up often, and there are many reasons for this. Not surprisingly though, it is estimated that approximately 40% of all employees experience chronic pain at some point during their working life. Chronic work related pain impacts productivity, morale and health care costs – yet few companies […]

Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain

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Key Points Neuropathic pain is caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system. There are numerous neuropathic pain tools available online for decision support. Untreated nerve pain can lead to significant disability in life. Medication alone is not adequate; a multidisciplinary approach of treatment is more beneficial. Neuropathic Pain, also known as […]

Headache and Migraine

Chronic Headache Migraine

Chronic headache is very common, highly distressing and varies from person to person. Headache can be associated with severe disabling pain, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light, noise and smell, numbness and tingling of the limbs, sometimes affecting vision, tearing, nasal congestion, ringing of the ears (tinnitus). There are estimated 2 million of Australians suffering […]

Veterans and Pain

Veteran And Pain

Key Issues: Veterans are now considered people who have any experience in the ADF including current, reserve and former (ex-serving) personnel. There are different challenges faced among the veterans in different age-groups, services and backgrounds. Trauma results in not only physical scars, but also psychological and social implications. Things to improve veteran’s pain conditions: increase […]

Central Sensitisation

Central Sensitisation

Key Points: Central sensitisation is defined as “Increased responsiveness of nociceptive neurons in the central nervous system to their normal or subthreshold afferent input”. Treatment options should be targeted and matched to the specific pain phenotypes. Central sensitisation is a medical term frequently coined by pain specialist. However, most people have little understanding what it […]