An interdisciplinary Approach to Pain Management

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Empowering you to live a fuller life

Pain is common and can be persistent and widespread. It affects people from all walks of life. You, like many others, may have found that pain has limited your ability to engage in your day to day activities and fulfil your roles within your family, community and work-place. 

At MH&P PainMatters, we empower our patients to manage their pain through the use of self-management strategies and complementary treatments. This enables our patients to live out a better quality of life and become more active in their life roles. We partner with you to achieve your goals. 

What is pain?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage. Pain is expanded upon by the addition of the following six keynotes: 

  • Pain is always a personal experience that is influenced to varying degrees by biological, psychological, and social factors 
  • Pain and nociception are different phenomena. Pain cannot be inferred solely from activity in sensory neurons. 
  • Through their life experiences, individuals learn the concept of pain. 
  • A person’s report of an experience as pain should be respected. 
  • Although pain usually serves an adaptive role, it may have adverse effects on function and social and psychological well-being
  • Verbal description is only one of several behaviours to express pain; inability to communicate does not negate the possibility that a human or a nonhuman animal experiences pain.

All types of pain (Neuropathic, Nociceptive pain and Central sensitisation) can become persistent and chronic which can to impact the quality of your life. These types of pain can manifest in conditions such as lower back pain, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and many others.

Chronic Pain

It is possible to feel pain for long periods of time without an injury or damage to your body, or after healing time has occurred.

CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition which usually affects certain areas of the body, such as your arm or leg, and is due to changes in various body systems

Lower Back Pain

Back pain is influenced by multiple factors and can often be managed by rehabilitation.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition which affects the central nervous system sensitisation. The condition creates increased sensitivity to pain. 

How we treat chronic pain

If you have consistent pain that has lasted beyond a few weeks, the team at PainMatters can assist you. We use a team approach to facilitate recovery and goal attainment. The treatment strategies and plan we use will be individualized and created in consultation with you. Some of the areas we may target include, pain education, sleep, self-management empowerment, psychosocial support and interventions, exercise, meditation, graded return to and pacing of your daily activities, graded motor imagery, goal setting, fatigue management, stress management and others. PainMatters has a full team of Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists with a special interest and further training in Pain Management. we work closely with a Psychologist. 

Our team will work with you to find solutions to enhance your quality of life and get you moving again. With our facilities and passionate staff, we’re able to customise treatment plans to suit your individual needs.

Contact Details

Call: 071 876 8202

Call: 011 966 5249

Email: painmatters@mhprehab.co.za

Address: 1st Floor, 200 Rivonia Road Medical Centre, North, Morningside, 2191

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