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Integrated, Multidisciplinary Programs For Complex Pain

Why An Integrated Multidisciplinary Program Is Best for Managing Complex Pain.

Complex pain management is an important part of the treatment plan for many people who have chronic pain. This can be challenging as it typically requires you to work with multiple healthcare providers to find the best combination of therapies that are effective for relieving your symptoms, while also addressing other factors that contribute to your condition.

An integrated, multidisciplinary clinic can improve your treatment by coordinating your care and providing access to specialists in different fields who are able to work together on your complex pain management plan. Complex pain is highly individualised, no two individuals will have the same background or experiences with their pain journey so far. This is one reason why it is essential to tailor each plan to each particular person.

Comprehensive and tailored care

Evidence clearly demonstrates that complex pain requires an integrated, multidisciplinary program that follows a biopsychosocial approach. This is considered the gold-standard treatment. A holistic approach is required, addressing more than just the physical elements of the pain. Additional factors such as the social and psychological elements must be incorporated into the program to increase its effectiveness.

The UpGrade Integrated Pain Management Program involves:

  • Clinical leadership by a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician
  • Clinicians with expertise in the specific field of complex pain
  • Evidence-based assessment and treatment
  • Provision of consistent evidence-based concepts
  • Shared data and effective communication between clinicians
  • Shared decision making

The benefit of an integrated, multidisciplinary pain program

An integrated, multidisciplinary pain program means that a team of specialised healthcare professionals works together to develop your treatment plan.

The team includes Specialist Doctors, and allied health professionals, such as Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists etc, who are specially trained in pain management.

The goal is to provide the best, individualised treatment options for relieving your pain and improving your quality of life.

A focus on improving your quality of life

Treatment goes beyond, ‘pain relief’. Our goal is to significantly improve your overall quality of life.

Improving a person’s quality of life looks different to each individual, however with an integrated, multidisciplinary program, the team will work together, bringing their expertise and experience from different allied health perspectives to develop an individually tailored treatment plan.

A collaborative approach is especially important for individuals who have complex medical issues such as chronic illnesses or mental health conditions. The goal is to help patients relieve their pain while also improving their quality of life so they can stay active, maintain relationships, and fulfil responsibilities at home and work.

Goals vary from person to person and may be as ambitious as running a marathon or as routine as walking around the grocery store. Whatever the case may be, our clinicians have a wealth of knowledge to make these goals a reality.

We understand that chronic pain is a serious issue that affects many people. We’re committed to helping you find the right treatment for your condition by providing comprehensive care in an integrated program. Feel free to explore our website further, or contact us to learn more about how we can assist you to manage your pain.

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