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Within our group we have diverse interests and expertise, and we will find a great fit for you with our team members. Below are just some of the conditions and treatments that we manage in our clinic.
There are many kinds of arthritis. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Arthritis causes changes to one or more joints leading to inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
Neurological pain is pain caused by damage to or disease of a nerve which can be in the limb, spinal cord, or the brain. Conditions such as shingles, multiple sclerosis, stroke, or
an accident/injury may cause this kind of pain. This kind of pain often feels like electric shocks, burning sensation or hot water running down a limb.
Headaches can often be caused by muscle or joint problems in the neck. There are many different causes of headaches, and it is important to establish a specific problem before deciding on treatment.
BACK AND NECK PAIN:
Back and neck pain can be a result of various conditions in the spine and surrounding structures such as the joints, muscles, nerves, and ligaments. It can be affected by degenerative conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and spondylosis. It can also be the result of varying conditions such as slipped/herniated discs, radiculopathy, stenosis,
spondylolisthesis, and myelopathy.
Pain is very complex as the area that the pain presents itself in, is not necessarily an accurate indication of what is wrong. Referred pain is a term used for pain that is felt in a specific area but is originating from elsewhere.
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It can also cause fatigue, muscle stiffness, difficulties in sleeping, problems with memory and concentration, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Cancer is a destructive disease that can cause damage to many structures throughout the body and ultimately leads to disfigurement and death. The damage to the body is frequently associated with different degrees of pain that may persist even after the cancer is treated.
There are different causes of HIV-related pain, and the type, location, and severity of the pain may vary between different people. Some people living with HIV may experience short-term pain from secondary infections, injuries, or surgery. Short-term pain usually goes away once the body recovers. Many people who are living with HIV experience chronic or long-term pain that may be due to the direct effects of HIV on the body, nerve damage, cancer, opportunistic infections and HIV treatments.
A FEW OTHER CONDITIONS THAT WE SEE INCLUDE:
Trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ pain, upper limb sympathetic mediated pain, hyperhidrosis of upper & lower limbs, chronic regional pain syndrome, Tietze syndrome, sciatica, other joint & bursa related pains and many other conditions.
Non-surgical interventions such as injections, nerve blocks and rhizotomies are the most well-known procedures we perform. However, there are a myriad of different modalities that are on offer, depending on the underlying pathology and the symptoms that the individual is suffering from.
These are just a few examples of procedures that we perform. For a more comprehensive list, please consult one of our pain practitioners:
Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks
Glossopharyngeal & hypoglossal blocks
Stellate ganglion blocks
Lumbar, thoracic and cervical facet denervations
Lumbar, thoracic and cervical sympathetic blockade
Lumbar, thoracic and lumbar dorsal root ganglion blocks and stimulation
Transforaminal steroid injections
Interlaminar steroid injections
Caudal steroid injections
Epidural steroid injections
Sympathetic plexus blocks
By including more high-fibre foods and plant-rich foods on your plate, you will optimise your digestive health through improving the integrity of your microbiome (the healthy bacteria living in your digestive tract). This in return will strengthen your immune system, which regulates and manages pain and inflammation!
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Dr Henno Schutte