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3 years 7 months ago #22374 by Marley
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Hi
Just a post script.

I am in Sooth Australia. To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing as a public multidisiplinary pain clinic and all the public pain clinics have waiting lists in excess of 5 years, unless it is a MVA or an insurance claim of some sort, then the triage works well for those patients.

There are a few private pain specialists, all with high gaps and long waiting lists. Some of these doctors have a multidisciplinary approach, but good private health cover is exxential or you are unlikely to be accepted onto their waiting lists!

So, I am just raising awareness that there are different services avainable in different states and if you are city, country, rural or remote; if you are willing to pay, and if you have insurance of some kind.

Repeatedly I read recommendations to a multidisciplarinary pain clinic with a 2 yer wait and know such a critter does not exist here.

Different states have different funding and priorities, unfortuanately, South Australia does not priorities chronic pain unless there is insurance involved as in a MVA. The exception is the well resourced and expensive private multidisciplinary sports injury clinic who specialise in elite athelites and related injuries. You need to fit their tough criteria, and be well cashed up for the long haul if accepted for treatlment in this clinic.

If I am wrong, I am happy to be corrected.
Marley

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me
Holding the world inside
Now the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it
Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
And it’s dark again
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3 years 7 months ago #22376 by Mary
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Hi Marley, we do in fact have public multidisciplinary pain clinics in SA. They exist in the public hospitals - RAH and Flinders. However, there are long waiting lists. The RAH in particular has an excellent program but it does take time to get in. It's best to put your name down and get in eventually than to not put your name down and never go. You need a referral from your GP.

This is why the Statewide Pain Management Strategy is being developed and you can take my word for that because I am on the Steering Committee. It won't happen overnight because it is a massive undertaking. However, it will happen. I cannot say any more than that at this point in time for obvious reasons!

The private clinics tend to be more procedural and yes, they often charge a gap.

Mary

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3 years 7 months ago #22381 by Marley
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Thanks Mary
I am on both RAH and FMC waiting lists... FMC went through a major restructure and cut backs a couple of years ago which blew out the waiting list time to "somewhen"
I hope you can steer the committee in the right direction, but I realise you are only one person.
It is nice to know there are some South Australians on these boards.
Marley

Once I could laugh with everyone
Once I could see the good to me
Holding the world inside
Now the world is grey to me
Nobody can see you gotta believe it
Oh oh the night comes down
And I get afraid of losing my way
Oh oh the night comes down
And it’s dark again
“The Night Comes Down” Queen

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3 years 6 months ago #22618 by john01
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update:
I have to thank Peter (Administrator) for his input regarding acupuncture. I did a bit research (I'm in Brisbane) and decided give it a go. I also had cold laser at the same time. It has worked very well, the back pain is under control now, although I still feel a little bit pain and stiffness now and then, especially in the morning. I've had several visits so far, very happy.

back pain / bulging disc
90% of pain gone after having both acupuncture and laser therapy while visiting my family in Brisbane (Thanks for the suggestions from the people here)
stay positive, be strong, never give up hope.
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3 years 6 months ago #22619 by jo.m
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Thanks for sharing your experience with Acupuncture :)

I've also had some good results from it and when you find a good practitioner, don't let them go :P

I hope you continue to have some relief

Jo :) :)

"Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'til there's none

When I'm stuck with a day that's grey and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin and say, oh

The sun will come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on
'til tomorrow, come what may!"

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3 years 6 months ago #22620 by john01
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Thanks Jo.
Yes, it's hard to find the good one. What happened was a friend of mine said to me there was a TV show about laser treatment. So I goodled it and found a guy who does both acupuncture and laser treatment. I am doing stretching exercise at home as well (I got the instruction from my physio). I think all adds up.

back pain / bulging disc
90% of pain gone after having both acupuncture and laser therapy while visiting my family in Brisbane (Thanks for the suggestions from the people here)
stay positive, be strong, never give up hope.

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