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Many doctors practising at a Better Medical clinic have specialities in other areas. This includes Addiction Medicine, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Occupational Medicine.
Addiction Medicine and Pain Management
A doctor with a special interest in addiction medicine or pain management can assess and treat the following conditions:
- Chronic pain conditions
- Persistent non-malignant pain
- Prescription drug dependence (e.g., opiates, benzodiazepines)
- Heroin dependence
- Solvent abuse
- Amphetamine dependence
- Hallucinogen abuse
- Marijuana dependence
- Alcohol abuse
- Gambling addiction
All information you provide during your consultation is confidential.
Sports Medicine, also known as Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM), is concerned with physical fitness and treating and preventing injuries related to sports and exercise. A doctor with a special interest in sports medicine can support the treatment of injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon, and bone problems. These doctors can also help manage, prevent and treat conditions, like asthma and diabetes, that can affect physical performance.
Doctors with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine are qualified to deal with pain in the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. Treatment is commonly non-surgical, and the doctor can recommend various non-invasive therapies to help their patients manage the pain these issues can cause, avoiding surgical operations.
Doctors who have a special interest in occupational medicine commit to a preventative approach to health and safety by considering how a work environment can affect your health. Doctors providing occupational medicine can support their patients with work-related health issues to get them back to work as soon and as safely as possible.
This includes advising about workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease, assessing fitness for work and helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered injury or sickness back into work.