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A very informative lecture on chronic pain by pain specialist to physiotherapists.

This lecture goes for 55min and if you suffer from or treat chronic or persistent pain, then it’s a must. Presented by Pain Physician, Dr Saifee Rashiq in Canada the lecture covers the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain and in particular describes the frustrations of sufferers with having a debilitating disease often without the concern and support from sufferers of conditions with clearly identifiable causes such as cancer.

One aspect that we found frustrating were the goals that Dr Rashiq has for his patients, which without the type of ground breaking therapies we use here at the Lifestyle Pain Clinic are highly commendable; they are to…

  1. Keep the chronic pain sufferer off the operating table.
  2. Keep them out of ER.
  3. Never order new tests.
  4. Keep them out of the psychiatric hospital.

It must be understood that by the time a patient gets to a pain physician there is almost nothing the patient hasn’t tried so they manage them as best they can. At the Lifestyle Pain Clinic we often get chronic pain sufferers AFTER they have been to the pain physician.

Our motto here is not just help patients cope with their pain, but to eliminate pain and restore function. With some of the therapies we use here such as Q magnets or Neuromagnetics, we can sometimes dramatically reduce pain hypersensitivity in a matter of days or weeks and sometimes even minutes. Now the patient is not cured at this point, on the contrary, the work has only just begun. But once the hypersensitivity to pain is reduced, then the patient can commence core strengthening and correcting movement dysfunction after years of pain.

This might sound unbelievable to the uninitiated, but we see it here every week. Here are just a few of the chronic pain case studies we have written up.  We are also happy to say that Q magnet therapy is beginning to be embraced by more physiotherapy and other health professionals in Australia and around the world.

Oh, by the way. Here’s the link to the lecture.

Dr Rashiq discusses a fictional chronic pain sufferer called Kevin and how the many years of his pain condition defines his life. Also how health professionals hardly know where to start with patients like Kevin and the four objectives he has above. Here is a real life Kevin, named John who came through our clinic in July, 2011 and how he responded to treatment from our physiotherapist.

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