The pain management clinic is run by Sarah Day, our clinical director who specialises in this area. Sarah has gained her General Practitioners certificate in Chronic Pain Management and Acupuncture. She has successfully set up and run pain management clinics in previous practice and is now excited to be offering this service at Fair City Vets.
Pain is a complex disease and requires a multimodal approach to treatment. It can be debilitating for your pet and very upsetting for owners. The pain clinic is designed to determine how much your pet is suffering. Prior to the consult Sarah asks for a pain questionnaire to be completed. This allows her to see what the owner's main concerns are and what changes they have noticed in their pet. During the consultation a very thorough clinical examination is performed including gait evaluation. After the consultation a tailored treatment plan and report is then made for your pet.
The pain clinic can help treat a wide range of disorders:
- Neuropathic Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Palliative care
- Post-operative pain control
- Unknown cause of pain
A multimodal approach is tailored to each individual but may involve:
- Laser Therapy
- Platelet enhancement therapy
- Tailored exercise regime
- Weight assessment
- Changes in environment. e.g. if struggling to get into the car using a ramp or steps
Initial consultations last 45 minutes and include a full written report and treatment plan. Follow up consultations last 30 minutes.
For more info please contact Sarah at the practice on 01738 623210 or by email.