Links

Educational material for pain management:

Explain Pain: What to do about it in less than 5 minutes?

A great video that covers the basics of chronic pain and the challenges it presents.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8oB757DKc

Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwn9rC3rOI

Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids.

A simple to understand explanation about why opioids (narcotics) are no longer recommended for chronic pain management.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI1myFQPdCE

Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS)

See: http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/pain

Pain Management Network

An excellent resource with up to date information about all aspects of pain management – except procedural treatments. There is are very easy to understand multi-media presentations on various topics, and more complex scientific information for those with an interest in exploring the field of pain management further.

See: www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain

Pain services that we integrate services with:

Hunter Integrated Pain Service

See: http://www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au/pain

Pain Management Research Institute (Royal North Shore Hospital)

See: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/pmri/

Community and internet based services

Active and Healthy

See: http://www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au

Get Healthy NSW

Get Healthy is a NSW Government website with simple strategies for improving diet getting active. It provides tips to help people get motivated and initiate change. This site also connects you with phone-based “coaching” to help achieve health goals.

See: http://www.gethealthynsw.com.au

Multimedia pain management reports:

Living with Chronic Pain

A recent “Insight” episode on SBS about living with chronic pain.
See: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/ouch

Cognitive Functional Therapy

A podcast from ABC’s “The Health Report” about cognitive functional therapy.
See: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/cognitive-functional-therapy-for-low-back-pain/4615934

MRI Scans

A podcast from ABC’s “The Health Report” regarding MRI scans http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/magnetic-resonance-imaging/4615886

Hospitals where we provide pain management services:

Charlestown Private Hospital

Our Day Surgery Location
See: http://charlestownprivatehospital.com.au

Lingard Private Hospital

Our inpatient hospital where advanced pain management procedures are performed. Lingard also hosts an inpatient rehabilitation service that we utilize for our patients. The director of the Lingard inpatient rehabilitation service is Dr Tara Ball.
See: http://www.lingardprivate.com.au

Newcastle Private Hospital

We utilize the Newcastle Private hospital inpatient rehabilitation facility. The director of the rehabilitation facility is Dr Kirsten Bailey.
See: http://www.newcastleprivatehospital.com.au