Albyn Hospital21-24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1RW Directions
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Pain may be due to a condition, or an injury
Living with pain can be challenging, even if the pain is mild, but fortunately there are lots of treatment options available. Pain often indicates that something is wrong but in chronic pain conditions, it persists even after the cause has been treated.
At BMI Albyn Hospital, we take a personalised, integrated approach and work with other specialists, like neurosurgeons and physiotherapists, to develop an effective and appropriate treatment plan.
Some of the common pain conditions are
We also offer interventions, which includes diagnostic injections for back and neck pain; this helps us find out where the pain is coming from.
Back pain can be due to various different reasons, and the injections we use here at Albyn are for facet joints. For pelvic pain, we use injections for sacroiliac joints.
Facet and sacroiliac joint injections are done in theatre, which involves coordination with the team there. Our Consultant will also coordinate x-rays for these patients.
We may need to consider other interventions for some patients, such as an epidural, where we inject some steroids into the epidural space, for pain relief.
As with all medical procedures, there are a few risks. For epidural specifically, these include:
Other treatments are available besides epidural, too, especially for patients who have had surgery on the spine.
These patients may develop pain, specifically nerve pain in their legs, because of the initial pathology or because of the surgical process.
Another common treatment is radiofrequency denervation procedure, which offers longer lasting pain relief – sometimes for up to two years. During this procedure, a needle is inserted into the back, while the patient is under local anaesthesia.
The radiofrequency waves responsible for heating the tip of the needle destroy the nerve endings, with the aim of the treatment being to stop the nerves sending pain signals to the brain. This can lessen a patient’s pain considerably.
He will then go through your presenting symptoms, usually your pain history, before taking a full medical history and examination. He will also look at what impact the pain this has on you.
If necessary, investigations such as MRI scans or blood tests will be needed, and you will always be informed of this and you will be given plenty of time to have a think if you are happy going down this route.
Treatment options can be in the form of:
Patients like coming to the hospital, because it’s relatively central to the city and it has good parking. Staff are welcoming and the hospital prides itself on having extremely high standards of cleanliness.
Below is an at-a-glance look at some of the reasons you might choose BMI Albyn Hospital:
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)