Persistent Pain, also known as ‘long-term pain’ or ‘chronic pain’ is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have Persistent or Chronic Pain.
At the White House Clinic, we have a dedicated service offering something different for patients suffering with this type of pain.
With our ‘Persistent Pain Service’, we provide the very latest in scientifically proven ‘pain care’, partnering with you to help understand, recover, and create the life you want to live.
The ‘Persistent Pain Service’ is led by Paul Winter and supported by Irralee Andrzejowska, both of which have vast experience and proven track record of helping patients suffering with persistent pain.
These Pain Practitioners have a magnitude of post-graduate experience specialised in pain science, making them best positioned to assist you on your journey to recovery. They are experts at providing ‘Whole Person Care’. This journey starts by having a comprehensive Advanced Pain Assessment to help understand your pain and how you’ve been impacted as a person. From this, we then start planning your personal recovery using mindfulness-based approaches and solutions tailored to you.
The Mind-Body approach can also offer an alternate approach to patients suffering with persistent pain.
A Persistent Pain review from one of our patients
What does an ‘Advanced Pain Assessment’ entail?
We know effective ‘pain care’ needs time and should not be rushed, our Advanced Pain Assessments with our expert Pain Practitioners are therefore 1-hour in length, and the appointment package comes with at least 15 minutes of write-up and planning.
You will work together with our Pain Practitioner to create a Recovery Plan in the latter stage of the assessment. Here you will discuss your options, preferences and decide if you wish to commit to a dedicated structured programme of 4, 6, or 8 sessions personalised to you, or opt for a less formal approach.
You will be sent everything you need after your Advanced Pain Assessment in terms of any learning activity/materials or suggested self-study.
How are follow-up sessions structured?
Depending on your personalised Recovery Plan, follow-up sessions after your Advanced Pain Assessment could be 1-hour, 45 minutes, or 30 minutes in length. This will be discussed with you individually.
Treatments we offer
Your local expert team:
- Persistent Pain Service Lead Clinician & Mindfulness Practitioner
- Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner - Complex MSK Diagnosis, Management and Recovery
- Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Therapy
- Chronic Pain Specialist
- Stress Induced Illness Specialist (SIRPA Trained)
- Pilates Instructor (APPI Trained)
Our team are ready and waiting to assist with your recovery.