Background and Purpose. One-time physical therapist consultation

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Pharmacological (medication): Medication can play an important role in the management of chronic pain. If you are currently taking opioid containing medications, do not feel guilty. At some point in the past a medical professional thought that this type of medication might be the best way to manage your pain. Long-term opioid use however has significant negative effects on your overall health and function, and in some instances can cause or make pain worse – we call this opioid induced hypersensitivity. We would support you weaning off opioid medication or reducing the dose. Some medications acting as a neuromodulator can be helpful to manage certain types of chronic neuropathic pain. For example, Amitriptyline taken at a low dose at night time can reduce nerve sensitivity type pain and improve sleep.

Please Never Give Up Hope – We Believe You

Lower back injury? Joint pain management? Lumbar pain? Look no further. At MSK Pain we have a dedicated multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. Neels Du Toit. We understand that chronic pain treatment can be overwhelming, impacting various aspects of your life, including relationships, emotional well-being, and even sleep. But don’t lose hope – we believe […]

No Pain No Gain: The Truth About Exercise and Pain

Is the popular saying “no pain, no gain” really true? Many wonder if experiencing pain during exercise is necessary to reap its benefits. This may include chronic pain, lumbar pain or musculoskeletal pain to name a few. The truth is, the level of discomfort during exercise varies depending on several factors. Exercise often involves pushing […]