What does pain assessment involve?
Our multidisciplinary pain management team consists of:
- Pain Management Care Coordinator
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
Pain is complex and usually has multiple causes and contributing factors. Therefore over a period of weeks you will attend an ‘understanding pain’ group session, a comprehensive pain assessment will be undertaken by several members of our multidisciplinary team, you will then participate in pain education, stress management and exercise groups and engage in individual treatment sessions as required.
On completion of the assessments, the care coordinator and physiotherapist will discuss with you the main factors identified as contributing to your pain and work with you to develop a self management treatment plan.
After working through your management plan, we will review things with you. Although most chronic pain cannot be cured, most pain can be better managed.
The aim is for you to return to the care of your GP with a better understanding of your pain and more skills to manage it yourself.