Dr Michael Platt - Specialist in Holistic Pain Management
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Specialist in Holistic Pain Management
Pain Management Medicine, Supportive & Palliative Care
Dr Michael Platt
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How Long Do the Effects of Pain Management Last?

One of the most common questions about pain treatments is how long the effects will last. The effects of pain management can last for anything from a few hours to several months, but the longest-lasting treatment isn’t always the best choice for you. Painkillers Painkillers are often the first choice for relieving pain. Different medications … Read More

A Quick Guide to Radiofrequency Lesioning for Pain Management

Radiofrequency lesioning is a term that you might hear while discussing treatment options with your pain management specialist. Since this is likely to be the first time you’ve heard this term, here is a brief guide to help you understand the treatment. What is Radiofrequency Lesioning? Radiofrequency lesioning uses specific types of electrical waves to … Read More

What is the Most Common Cause of Knee Pain?

Sports injuries are one of the most common causes of knee pain as our joints can be under a lot of strain when we exercise. However, we can also suffer from knee pain as a result of less obvious damage such as repetitive movements or the effects of ageing. Knee Injuries Knee injuries are common … Read More

How to Manage Back Pain

Back pain is very common but there is a lot you can do to manage your symptoms and prevent them from returning. When You Have Back Pain Stay active as moving around can help your back to recover, but don’t overexert yourself or do anything that strains your back Over the counter painkillers can reduce … Read More

Types of Pain Management

A holistic approach to pain management can use a wide range of different tools to help manage your symptoms. Here are some of the options your specialist might suggest. Medication Over the counter (OTC) painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol Prescription painkillers such as opioids may be needed if OTC products don’t help, but there … Read More

Can Exercise Help with Chronic Pain?

The best approach to managing chronic pain is usually to combine a range of different treatments and lifestyle changes. One of the options that your doctor might recommend is exercise.

How Can Acupuncture Help in Pain Management?

Acupuncture has a long history as part of traditional Chinese medicine, but it also plays an important role in modern treatments for pain. If you are affected by issues such as chronic pain, migraines, or joint pain then your doctor may recommend acupuncture for pain management.

What Are Palliative Treatments?

Pain management is important at all stages of life, including when we are nearing the end. Palliative care can include a range of different treatments for pain management to ensure that you or your loved one are able to remain as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. A wide range of different palliative … Read More

The Use of Cannabis in Managing Pain

Medical cannabis can be an effective option for pain relief in many cases.

What is Pain Management?

Pain is one of the most common symptoms across all fields of medicine but many people are unaware that there is a medical specialty that focuses on managing pain. Pain management is a very broad field because it can help with all kinds of pain caused by any kind of medical condition.