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Conditions We Treat

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for more than three months. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, illnesses, and ongoing conditions. Chronic pain is a common problem in Australia, with estimates suggesting that up to 45% of the population experiences chronic pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. It can affect a person’s ability to work, participate in activities they enjoy, and maintain relationships. Chronic pain is often treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes, and it is important for individuals to work with a healthcare professional to find the most appropriate treatment plan.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. It is thought to be caused by damage to the nervous system, and it is characterised by persistent, severe pain that is often out of proportion to the initial injury or cause. CRPS is relatively rare, with estimates suggesting that it affects approximately 1-3% of the population. It can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, as the pain associated with CRPS can be debilitating and interfere with daily activities. CRPS is often treated with a combination of medications, physical therapy, and psychological support. It is important for individuals with CRPS to work with a healthcare professional to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs.

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that is caused by damage or dysfunction of the nervous system. It is characterised by abnormal sensations, such as burning, tingling, or shooting pain, and it can be difficult to treat. Neuropathic pain is relatively common, with estimates suggesting that it affects approximately 8-10% of the population. It can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, as the pain associated with neuropathic pain can be severe and debilitating. Neuropathic pain is often treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes, and it is important for individuals to work with a healthcare professional to find the most appropriate treatment plan.

Post-surgical pain

Post-surgical pain is pain that occurs after a surgical procedure. It is a common and expected part of the recovery process, and it is typically managed with pain medications and other treatments. The severity and duration of post-surgical pain can vary depending on the type of surgery and the individual’s pain tolerance. In some cases, post-surgical pain can be severe and prolonged, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities and participate in their usual routines. It is important for individuals to work with their healthcare team to manage post-surgical pain and ensure a smooth recovery. In Australia, post-surgical pain is a common problem, with estimates suggesting that up to 80% of individuals experience some level of post-surgical pain.

Musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, bones, and joints. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, overuse, and underlying medical conditions. Musculoskeletal pain is a common problem in Australia, with estimates suggesting that up to 80% of the population experiences musculoskeletal pain at some point in their lives. Musculoskeletal pain can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, as it can interfere with daily activities and participate in their usual routines. Musculoskeletal pain is often treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes, and it is important for individuals to work with a healthcare professional to find the most appropriate treatment plan.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a type of chronic joint pain that is caused by wear and tear of the joint cartilage. It is a common problem in Australia, with estimates suggesting that up to 10% of the population experiences osteoarthritis pain at some point in their lives. Osteoarthritis pain can be severe and debilitating, and it can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities and participate in their usual routines. Osteoarthritis pain is often treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes, and it is important for individuals to work with a healthcare professional to find the most appropriate treatment plan. Osteoarthritis can also lead to functional limitations and decreased quality of life, and it is important for individuals to work with their healthcare team to manage their condition and maintain optimal function and mobility.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, as well as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and cognitive difficulties. It is a common problem in Australia, with estimates suggesting that it affects up to 5% of the population. Fibromyalgia can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, as it can interfere with daily activities and participation in usual routines. Fibromyalgia is often treated with a combination of medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes, and it is important for individuals to work with a healthcare professional to find the most appropriate treatment plan.

Why People Choose Our Clinic

It’s so cool and unique to see my doctor and psychologist going for a run together on a Saturday morning at our local park run.

Brett

It’s great that Dr. Wallace and his brother James, were born in Macarthur, still live in Macarthur, and have established their clinic in Macarthur to help their local community. It shows their commitment to serving and giving back to the place they call home.

Rob

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