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Pain Management
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Pain Management 

Chronic Pain affects 1 in 5 Australians across all age groups and increases to 1 in 3 people over 65 years of age. It has become apparent in recent years that the medication options for effective management of chronic pain can be quite limited. A whole person approach to pain management is needed to help people maintain a good quality of life. Services that help to improve pain management include: medication reviews; topical therapies; TENS therapy; Sleep Hygiene; Nutrition; Stress Management; Mind Body techniques and many more!

At The Clinic Hub, our pharmacists have undergone extra training to be able to deliver pain management services from the comfort of the pharmacy clinic room. Our 1-on1 consultations ensure that you can benefit from the information that is most helpful to you! For more information about individual sessions, fill in the form below.

We are also PainWISE plus accredited, which allows us to provide group pain management sessions. These sessions are a valuable way to gain education in the latest pain management techniques and also connect with others who understand the journey you are on. For more information about our PainWISE plus group sessions fill in the form below.

Pharmacist Consultations

Pharmacist Consultations

Ever wish you could talk to someone who is equipped to help you navigate the various pain management options? Our pharmacists have a special interest in helping people living with chronic pain. This is why we have 1-on-1 consultations available to you to be able to discuss the various options available to you to help you manage your pain better.

During these consultations, you will be able to work collaboratively with your pharmacist to develop a pain action plan. This plan will give you the stepping stones to be able to achieve a fulfilling lifestyle despite being in pain. In many cases your pain level may decrease, however as you will

understand, pain is a complex condition and everybody is different, so having tools in your toolbox to manage flare-ups and set backs is important.

Our pharmacists are well placed to also refer you on to other allied health practitioners, depending on the various areas that you need help with. If your practitioners are working together as a team, you will get a better result!

Session times vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the number of issues you wish to discuss. You may be eligible for a government subsidy, otherwise you can access the service privately. To discuss your options for a pharmacist-led pain consultation, please complete the expression of interest form below.

PainWISE Plus Program

PainWISE Plus Program

Chronic Pain affects 1 in 5 Australians across all age groups and increases to 1 in 3 people over 65 years of age. It has become apparent in recent years that the medication options for effective management of chronic pain can be quite limited. A whole person approach to pain management is needed to help people maintain a good quality of life. Services that help to improve pain management include: medication reviews; topical therapies; TENS therapy; Sleep Hygiene; Nutrition; Stress Management; Mind Body techniques and many more!

At The Clinic Hub, our pharmacists have undergone extra training to be able to deliver pain management services from the comfort of the pharmacy clinic room. Our 1-on1 consultations ensure that you can benefit from the information that is most helpful to you! For more information about individual sessions, click here. (takes to pharmacist consultation page)

We are also PainWISE plus accredited, which allows us to provide group pain management sessions. These sessions are a valuable way to gain education in the latest pain management techniques and also connect with others who understand the journey you are on. For more information about our PainWISE plus group sessions, fill in the form below.

What is pain self-management?

Self management of pain describes the essential role the patient has in their pain experience, by implementing different techniques and strategies. This reduces the impact pain has on your daily live and activity level and can even reduce the feeling of pain.

Many of these areas include making goals for healthy eating, pacing your activities and learning ways to reduce the impact anxiety and depression can have on your quality of life. Resources about self management can be found at www.terrywhitechemmart.com.au/pain or book in below to see one of our friendly pharmacists!

Why can’t I find a medication that will ‘kill’ my pain?

Unfortunately, pain is the brain’s way of dealing with perceived danger and is not a simple process! This becomes even more complex when the pain signals have been experienced for a long period of time. The pain medication that is available may reduce the sensation of pain, but often times they are only a short-term solution. They can help people to be able to function better with their pain condition, but many of them will have side-effects and need this needs to be weighed up against the benefit.

The most effective way to manage pain is to use medications as just one part of your pain management plan. They should never be used as the only thing you are doing to manage your pain. Speak to our pharmacists for a medication review for your pain management and we can also suggest what other options are available to improve your quality of life.

Why does my doctor want me to explore other pain management options?

Chronic or persistent pain is a big problem in Australia – with 1 in 5 people living with chronic pain in Australia. As you have just discovered, taking pain medication alone is not the best answer to managing your chronic pain. The best approach is a multi-disciplinary approach, meaning you will take advice and put into practice, strategies from allied health, your doctor and counsellor. The people that have the least disruption to their lives while living with pain, have decided to take an active approach.

Ask our pharmacists today, how you can develop a pain action plan to live your best life despite the pain!

Why does my pain seem to get worse when I am stressed?

Chronic pain is often linked to a sensitised nervous system. Similar to electrical wiring in our appliances, pain is felt when electrical signals are sent from our body to our brain. Being stressed or anxious is similar to increasing the dial on our radio – the noise gets louder and harder to ignore – and is the same with pain. If we are stressed, the signal that tells our brain that we are in pain is easier to send and we will often feel pain more strongly. The good news is that we can use relaxation techniques and structure our activities differently to feel less stress, which will also often reduce our pain sensation.

Will I receive any rebates for these pain management services?

Currently the government is running a chronic pain trial through pharmacies, which entitles you to 2 free sessions with our pharmacist. There are criteria that apply to being able to join the trial, but most people with chronic pain are eligible. The other one on one sessions are fully private and the group sessions are also private, however we have kept the prices to a minimum to ensure you are able to access these valuable services. If you would like to know about our afterpay payment options, please call the pharmacy today.

Contact us now to register your interest!

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