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Pain Clinic – pre and post operative pain management

Published on October 13, 2022.
Last Updated October 13, 2022.
Dr Maja performing ultrasound guided nerve block

At SASH we have a large team of specialist anaesthetists who provide exceptional pre and post operative pain management. Pain relief is not only crucial during major and minor procedures, but also essential in addressing other conditions which are non surgical, such as severe osteoarthritis and pain associated with cancer.

These treatments are administered within our pain clinic where our anaesthetists create unique pain management plans that are tailored to each pet individually based on their needs.

We are fortunate enough to have some of the best specialist anaesthetists at SASH that understand the complex anatomy and physiology behind this and provide the best service possible in pain management.

What are the different types of pain?

There are different types of pain, including:
• Neuropathic pain: associated with nerves
• Somatic pain: associated with manipulation of muscle
• Inflammatory pain: associated with manipulation of tissue
• Visceral pain: associated with manipulation of organs

These different types of pain need to be managed with various drugs, routes of administrations and have different modes of action.

The anaesthetists at SASH perform advanced techniques of acute and chronic pain treatment and are trained to used various equipment such as ultrasonography and nerve stimulators to localise nerves and deliver local anaesthetics in close proximities to the area of concern. Procedures that include this treatment are epidurals, epidural catheters, and peripheral nerve blocks.

Read about Cody, a Labrador who underwent a major procedure, with an exceptional pain management plan by Dr Maja Drozdzynska, published by the Australian Dog Lover here.
Read more about the anaesthesia team at SASH, here

About the Author

Natasha Rizk

Veterinarian
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SASH is home to some of Australia’s leading specialists and veterinary experts. If you have any concerns about your pet, please get in touch with us.

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