Chronic or persistent pain can have a significant impact on your life, affecting your ability to work and to participate in activities that you enjoy. A number of factors and conditions can cause chronic pain, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal ailments, injury, and recovery from surgery.
It is important to address the cause of your pain early before it escalates, as pain can lead to debilitating conditions. Effective pain management will help you cope better with daily activities and improve your lifestyle. It will also enable you to return to your normal exercises and a healthy routine.
Icon Health Screening is committed to supporting you in managing your pain to improve your quality of life. At your first appointment, your doctor will conduct a thorough physical assessment and talk through your general health including your lifestyle and family history, along with any health concerns you may have. Based on this consultation and your health needs, relevant tests and investigations will be ordered, to enable the best treatment plan for your needs moving forward. This may include prescription of relevant medications or supplements for bone, joint and muscle health and a referral to orthopaedic specialists, pain management specialists or physiotherapists (if required). For more information on the common causes of pain and its treatment, click here.