Pain medicine

We offer programs and services to help you understand and manage your pain

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of pain medicine related services, for details of the pain medicine services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


We know how chronic pain can affect your quality of life

At St Vincent’s Private Hospitals, we know how persistent pain can change your life. We offer programs and services that can help you understand and manage your pain.

Our goal is to help reduce or eliminate your pain. We focus on finding the right approach for you. Our pain management services include interventional pain procedures, pain management programs and rehabilitation.

Our pain specialists

Our pain specialists are doctors who have further qualifications in pain medicine. They will develop a personalised pain management plan with you including self-management strategies and life skills to practice when you are at home.

They work closely with our pain management team to help you and your family including psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, speech pathologists, nurses and spiritual care workers.

Our pain management services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Our pain management  services  include interventional pain procedures, pain management programs and rehabilitation. 

Procedures we perform include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves
  • Neuromodulation - spinal cord stimulators, PNS, intrathecal pumps
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Is pain stopping you from enjoying life?

Chronic pain can affect your mood and memory, your ability to enjoy life, to work, to play sport, to sleep, to socialise and to concentrate on your studies. It can also affect your relationships with family and friends.

Don’t suffer in silence. We have a range of pain management tools that we can use to help diagnose and manage your pain.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering pain medicine services

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, our goal is to help you manage pain. We focus on finding the right approach for you. We know how persistent pain can change your life. Our pain management services include interventional pain procedures, pain management programs and rehabilitation.

Our Pain Medicine Specialists may recommend interventional treatment to minimise or eliminate your pain. These treatments use safe evidence-based technologies such as nerve blocks, nerve stimulators and a range of advanced medical options aimed to reduce or eliminate pain.

Pain management programs may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise and strength training, educations sessions, psychological support, social support, relaxation and stress management, cognitive behaviour therapy, tai chi, hydrotherapy and sleep management.

Your GP can refer you to one of our pain medicine specialists.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we offer services to help manage your pain. Our Pain Medicine Specialists are experienced and highly-qualified to support people living with chronic pain, neuropathic pain and spinal pain. They are specially trained to perform interventional pain procedures such as nerve blocks and nerve stimulators, as well as a range of advanced medical options aimed to reduce and manage pain.

Your GP can refer you to one of our pain medicine specialists.

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Our Pain Medicine service offers assessment, management services and programs for patients experiencing persisting pain. This includes post trauma, surgery and pain arising from chronic medical conditions.
Our services include consultation for hospital inpatients and a pain clinic for people living in the community.  
When pain continues to be experienced even after tissue has healed and the pain lasts for more than three months, this is called persistent or chronic pain.

Your GP can refer you to one of our pain medicine specialists.

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We offer a range of pain medicine procedures performed by our pain specialists. We treat acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain.

The interventional pain medicine procedures we perform are:
  • Nerve blocks such as selective nerve root blocks (TFE), epidural and caudal injections, coeliac plexus blocks and sympathetic blocks
  • Joint injections including: SI joint and facet joint injections for back pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves
  • Neuromodulation— spinal cord stimulators, PNS, intrathecal pumps
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint blocks and medial branch blocks
  • Pulsed radiofrequency neurotomy
 Your GP can refer you to one of our pain medicine specialists.

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We offer a range of pain medicine procedures performed by our Pain Specialists which may include acute pain, chronic pain, cancer pain and interventional pain medicine.

What We Offer
  • Nerve blocks such as selective nerve root blocks (TFE), epidural and caudal injections, coeliac plexus blocks and sympathetic blocks
  • Joint injections including: SI joint and facet joint injections for back pain
  • Radiofrequency ablation of nerves
  • Neuromodulation- spinal cord stimulators, PNS, intrathecal pumps
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint blocks and medial branch blocks
  • Pulsed radiofrequency neurotomy
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The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital renowned for its quality care and compassion. We take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none.

For over 105 years we have worked in partnership with our patients and their families. Our experienced team of healthcare professionals, care givers and support staff are equipped to provide the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. Our facilities include 15 operating theatres, cardiac procedure rooms and an endoscopy suite, ensuring our staff can work together effectively for your safety, wellbeing and recovery.

Your GP can refer you to one of our pain medicine specialists.

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