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Pain Clinic

About us

The National Women’s Pain Clinic is a multidisciplinary team including pain specialists, psychologists, physiotherapists and pain nurse specialists.

 Referral to the Pain Service

Women requiring review by the pain service must be under the care of a gynaecologist or an obstetrician who have access rights to Auckland District Health Board.

 Please note, only referrals from specialists are accepted. This service is not a diagnostic service, therefore it is important that women are seen by a specialist such as a gynaecologist or obstetrician first. If you are under the care of a midwife, your midwife can refer you to an obstetrician in order to initiate the process.

Your Appointments

Your first appointment will be with both a doctor and a pain nurse specialist.

 We take a multidisciplinary approach and use many different techniques to help you manage your pain. These include:


  • Pharmacology

  • Physiotherapy (including water walking)

  • Psychology

     

For women with obstetric pain management issues, we aim to provide effective relief in a way that is safest for your baby. This means choosing the safest medication and ensuring we use the smallest doses necessary

 

Useful Links

 PainHEALTH For clinically supported information, tips, support and personal stories to help manage musculoskeletal pain

https://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/

Endometriosis New Zealand for Endometriosis information and support

http://nzendo.org.nz/

Endometriosis.org for news and information

http://endometriosis.org/

CALM – Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind

http://calm.auckland.ac.nz/

 Pain Toolkit – Pain Self-Management

https://www.paintoolkit.org/

            Free online copy

 Shine

http://www.2shine.org.nz/

Positively pelvic Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Acupuncture based in SIlverdale

https://www.positivelypelvic.co.nz/

 

Smileybelt A belt designed as an extra support for pregnancy and back pain

http://www.smileybelt.co.nz/

 


 

 
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