Suffering due to the pain is often only appreciated by the patient and the ones who see them in pain. Unlike many other diseases, people struggle to show why they are in pain as it is a very subjective and personal experience. We understand this and the Consultants at the Pain Management Clinic would perform a proper assessment, examination and investigation to arrive at a proposed diagnosis and provide you with potential pain management strategies problems. Some of the pain conditions could be completely sorted, most of it can be adequately controlled, but some are difficult to treat. However, there are proven strategies to help you manage the situation. The Consultants at the Pain Management Clinic aim to help you with managing your pain so that you can improve your function, mobility and continue to enjoy a better quality of life.
Pain is inevitable, but suffering due to poorly controlled pain should not happen to anyone. It is our mission to use our training, experience and expertise to help patients in successfully managing their pain problems. Managing pain should involve a long-term strategy and this involves making a diagnosis, identify the factors that are driving the pain and managing it with multi-modal treatment options whilst respecting the choices of the patient. We support in educating our patients to understand the mechanism of their pain so that they can manage the pain better with the help of professional support from the Pain consultants. We believe that no person should suffer due to pain and we can help most patients in alleviating their pain and suffering.
On your first visit to the Pain Management clinic, you will be see by one of our Consultants in Pain Management who will carry out a comprehensive assessment of your pain and how it impacts on you and your life. We encourage you to provide as much information as possible so that we can tailor the treatment plan according to your situation. Once we establish a diagnosis for your pain, your consultant would discuss various treatment options and recommendations and with your involvement, decide on the best course of action. Your Pain Management Consultant would liaise with your GP, other specialists and healthcare professionals to ensure that continuing care and support is maintained.
Your Pain consultant would discuss a multimodal approach to best manage your pain. This could involve painkillers and specific medications for nerve pain and others to address specific symptoms. We believe in ensuring the best results for pain relief with minimal side-effects using the smallest effective dose and ensuring that we can use the medications in the long term safely if required. Use of strong opioids and neuropathic pain medications should not be used without appropriate medical supervision and is generally not recommended for the long term management of most pain conditions. The aim would be to reduce the reliance on medications with other treatments including nerve blocks, targeted interventions and a holistic approach. Details of various treatment options can be found here
Please note: We aim to see you for the full duration of your appointment, hence it is advisable to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Please do let us know in advance if you have any specific needs i.e wheelchair use, interpreter service and we would be happy to make the necessary arrangements.
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