What is pain and its impact?
Chronic pain is a common, complex and a distressing problem that has a profound impact on individuals and society. The WHO has recently declared that pain should be considered as a disease on its own right (ICD 11). The prevalence of chronic pain ranges from 35.0% to 51.3% and that for moderate-severely disabling chronic pain ranges from 10.4% to 14.3%.
What we offer?
Our moto is ‘No one should suffer from pain’.
We understand your condition very well and our team of specialists including doctors (including pain specialists and wider medical/ surgical team), allied specialists including physiotherapists will go the extra mile to help you.
We have a holistic, multi-disciplinary and a ‘whole patient’ approach. After a detailed assessment we will recommend an individually tailored treatment plan to address all aspects of your pain management including its impact on your life, using the most modern available technology.
We offer both video and face-to-face consultation. We are also happy to see you for a second opinion and offer an independent, unbiased advice.
The pain management service at HSSH caters for a wide range of conditions:
- Self-management, patient education, and lifestyle advice
- Spinal pain (including back pain and neck pain)
- Neuropathic pain of any cause including diabetic, HIV, alcohol, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia etc
- Whiplash injury
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Chronic widespread pain
- Sports injury
- Painful joints
- Abdominal and pelvic pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Cancer pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Headache and facial pain
- Chronic pain management
- Acute pain management
We offer a wide range of medical interventions in conjunction with other treatment options to maximise your benefit:
- Interventions for neck and back pain:
- Cervical and lumbar facet joint/ medial
- Epidural/ root block (all spinal levels
including cervical, thoracic and lumbar levels
- Radiofrequency treatment to medial branch/
facet joints/ nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves
- Interventions for Joint and musculoskeletal conditions:
- Ultrasound-guided interventions including steroid, Ostenil (hyaluronic acid) to all joint areas (shoulder, elbow, hips, knees, ankle, hands)
- Regenerative medicine procedures- PRP injections
- Radiofrequency denervation for refractory joint pain
- Trigger point injections including Botox injections
- Interventions for abdominal and pelvic pain:
- Coeliac plexus, splanchnic nerve block, hypogastric plexus blocks
- Interventions for headache:
- Botox injection for migraine
- GON, C2, sphenopalatine block etc
- Interventions for specific pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, CRPS, neuropathic pain
- Advanced pain procedures:
- Neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral neurostimulation including peripheral electrical nerve stimulation)
- Advanced laser therapy such as percutaneous laser discectomy