Acute or persistent pain can really take it's toll. It can keep you from enjoying everyday activities, leave you reliant on drugs and wear you down physically and emotionally.
At Integrative Pain Care, we consider your mind and environment as well as your body. Simply put, we ask "What's going on"? rather than the simplistic "What have you done?"
The Biopsychosocial model is a holistic approach recognised as the 'worlds best practice' for resolving or better managing pain. It's based on the understanding that causes of pain, and therefore solutions, are often not just physical. Single line therapies are often ineffective in managing complex pain, we work with you to:
- Reduce pain intensity
- Increase physical function/mobility
- Address the emotional impact of pain
- Minimize the amount of treatment required
The approach helps patients understand that 'hurt doesn't always mean harm'. By truly understanding the cause of your pain, you'll be able to deal with it more constructively, overcoming the issue rather than avoiding it.
This means we can often help you find immediate relief from your pain, and effective, long term and less invasive therapies and treatments to get your pain under control and get you moving more freely.
Clinical Director: Dr Nick Penney BSc(Hons) PhD an internationally recognised expert in Low Back Pain, the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain and obstacles to recovery.