PainSense doctors perform the procedures in the out-patient radiology centre in Claremont – Imaging Central. The interventions are carried out under low-dose CT scan guidance, ensuring highly accurate needle position and injections. These targeted treatments can be done with local anaesthetic and do not require sedation. This enables us to treat you promptly – usually within one week from assessment.
PainSense is a high-technology specialised clinic. The staff includes radiographers and a pain nurse to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment. No hospitalisation is required – enabling fast access, no anaesthetic risk, no recovery down-time.
Osteoarthritis (also known as OA) is the most common type of arthritis and one of the most common causes of knee pain; affecting more than 1.3 million Australians. What happens in knees
Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (also known as OA) is the most common type of arthritis and one of the most common causes of knee pain; affecting more than 1.3 million Australians.
Autologous Tenocyte Implantation
Tendons that are injured whether from overuse or aging are often slow to heal and rarely regain their prior strength. Tendon injuries can happen suddenly and typically lead to loss of strength in the area affected. The term tendinopathy is used to describe inflammation and microtears.
Morton’s Neuroma Ethanol Ablation
A Morton’s neuroma occurs when the nerves in the ball of your foot swell or thicken which can make it painful to walk. This is typically due to repetitive compression of the plantar digital nerve. Toes that are squeezed together too long from wearing tight shoes can cause swelling.
Morton’s neuroma RFA
What Is Morton’s Neuroma Radiofrequency Ablation? A Morton’s neuroma is frequently considered to be a result of repetitive compression upon the common plantar digital nerve most frequently involving the third
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
The Cervical facet joint injection is a procedure used to block or decrease pain caused by problems in the upper (cervical) spine.
Musculoskeletal injections are procedures that provide pain relief when other options such as physiotherapy or oral medications are ineffective. The procedure is performed under the guidance of ultrasound equipment to ensure accurate injections.
Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) provides relief caused by irritation of the spinal nerves. The procedure involves injecting local anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory medicine to the epidural space under imaging guidance for precise injections.
Nerve Root Sleeve Injections
A Nerve Root Sleeve Injection (NRSI) is a procedure to provide pain relief for patients with irritated or inflamed spinal nerves. The degree of pain relief depends on specific symptoms and can vary from short to long term.
The Lumbar Facet Joint Injection is a procedure we use to decrease pain caused by problems in the lumbar (low back) spine.
Facet joints are located along the spine on each side where the adjacent vertebrae meet. These joints provide stability and are in constant motion particularly for active individuals. The facet joints wear over time and can become inflamed, resulting in mild to extreme discomfort.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a relatively new medical procedure that assists in the healing and regeneration of damaged soft tissues by using the properties of your own blood.
Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block
The lumbar sympathetic nerve block is a procedure to block or reduce pain in the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic nerves control different bodily functions and are the group of nerves on the front side of the spinal cord. An injury to the lower extremities can cause pain even after healing.
Rhizotomy (RFA) Treatment
A rhizotomy or RFA (radio frequency ablation) is a procedure that sends radio waves through a needle to reduce pain by stunning the small sensory nerve endings. The electrical current produced by the radio wave generates heat which then decreases pain signals from that specific region.
Prolotherapy is a procedure that involves injecting proliferate solution to treat connective tissue injuries and cause a growth of the collagen issue. The goal is to strengthen ligaments damaged by trauma or injury and to gradually reduce pain.