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ACI My Health Plan

If you are a patient of Dr John Prickett, it is very likely that he will ask you to complete the ACI "My Health Plan". We have saved a copy...
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COVID-19 Update- Elective Surgery

As you may have heard, the Australian Government made an announcement on the 21st of April in regards to the restrictions on elective surgery. Unfortunately pain procedures did not come...
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Integrated Plans for Spinal Pain

Spinal pain can be divided into short term (acute recent onset)  and long term (chronic). Treatment varies according to the type of pain you’re experiencing. Short-term pain  is best managed by remaining...
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Chronic Pain | Focus on function as a priority

Focus on Function Should be Priority Chronic pain is distinguished from acute pain which is a more normal part of life e.g. a skinned knee, a bone fracture. Like all...
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Pain psychology & improving quality of life

By Dr Christie Mason, Clinical Pain Psychologist at Northern Integrated Pain Management Pain is just the catalyst. Its not necessarily about the pain, its about everything it takes away from...
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Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain

Ted Talk with Elliot Krane We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in...
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Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses

First step in treating Pain Learn as much as you can about pain in order to find the most effective treatment. Look at the mind body connection. Are there any...
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Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes

Acute pain and Chronic pain You may have had pain for a few weeks or a few months - this is called Acute pain (e.g. back injury or an ankle...
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Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids

Opioids no longer recommended 'Brainman stops his opioids' holds the succinct message why opioids (narcotic medications) are no longer recommended for chronic pain management (for non-cancer pain).
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Spinal Cord Stimulation effective for low back pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is an implantable pain management device. It involves small flexible electrodes (“leads”) being placed in the epidural space of the spine through needles. Safe electrical pulses...
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Narcotic medications in pain management

In recent decades, narcotic medications have been widely used outside hospitals for managing pain. In Australia the prescription of narcotics for chronic pain in the community has escalated over the...
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