Multimodal analgesia is the use of medication along with physical therapies to achieve the most appropriate level of pain management. Some patients will achieve pain relief and mobility with acupuncture and physiotherapy alone; other more severe cases will require a combination of drugs and therapies to regain mobility and a good quality of life.
We are trained to assess each individual patient to determine which combination of supplements, pharmaceuticals and physical therapies would provide the best pain management for that patient. It has been found that using combinations of drugs which work in different ways can be more effective and allow the use of lower drug dosages overall. In addition the use of physical therapies can address aspects of pain which don't respond adequately to medication.
The physical therapies we use include:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Hydrotherapy on Northern Ireland's first Underwater treadmill
- Emmett therapy