Pain Management Clinic

pain managementAt BMI Kings Park Hospital we offer a Pain Management Clinic that treats and manages acute and chronic pain.

Treating pain effectively as early as possible gives the best chance of successful long term results and minimise the impact chronic pain can have. At our Pain Management Clinic we seek to offer:

  • Early assessment by a specialist consultant in pain management
  • Thorough review of your problem and examination by a pain specialist
  • Review of medication personalised treatment programme
  • Fast access to relevant diagnostic tests

Some common chronic pain conditions we manage include: 

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Facial pain
  • Neuropathic/nerve pain e.g. persistent pain from shingles, post-surgical pain, complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Myofascial pain 
  • Abdominal wall pain
  • Knee pain

There are many different treatment options available for the management of chronic pain. Some of these options include non-medical therapies such as physiotherapy, psychology and acupuncture. We find that incorporating both medical and non-medical therapies give the best results. 

Medication

The most appropriate medication for your pain condition will be discussed after thorough assessment and discussion with you. Some of these include anti-inflammatories, anti-neuropathic medication and opioids.

Interventional procedures

Surgery is rarely required for many chronic pain problems. The majority of chronic pain conditions can be managed successfully with a combination of medical, physical or topical therapies. Some patients do however require more interventional approaches. These procedures typically involve injecting a combination of local anaesthetic and steroid into or around painful joints in the back, around irritated nerves or into soft tissue. These minimally invasive techniques aim to alleviate pain and help restore normal function as quickly as possible with a short recovery time. Some commonly performed interventional treatments we perform include:

  • Lumbar facet joint injections for low back pain
  • Sacro-iliac joint injections for low back pain
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections for acute and chronic sciatica
  • Greater occipital nerve block for occipital neuralgia, cluster headache and migraines
  • Trigger point injections for persistent muscular pain
  • Epidural for chronic pain relief
  • Nerve root blocks

Topical treatments

  • Localised, targeted treatment of the peripheral nerves for pain such as chronic post-surgical pain or persistent pain from shingles
  • On the skin treatments for patients who either wish to avoid taking regular oral medication or cannot take oral medication

Consultant Pain Specialist: Dr Michael Neil

Please call 01786 451 669 for more information about the Pain Management Clinic at BMI Kings Park Hospital or make an online enquiry.