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Pain is very personal and subjective with no two people experiencing it in the same way. It can be a very unpleasant experience, especially if it is chronic pain as it can begin to affect all aspects of your life, including your ability to work, your personal relationships with family and friends, your sleep and your activity levels.
When you want freedom from acute or chronic pain and discomfort it is important to have access to effective treatment. Your local BMI Healthcare hospital offers pain management treatment for a broad range of conditions and our specialists will advise on the most appropriate pain management solution for you.
Our integrated pain management service focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions including:
- Musculoskeletal pain (from joints and muscles)
- Pain from damaged nerves such as, sciatica
Timely pain management treatment can prevent pain from escalating and becoming chronic pain and therefore reduce the need for surgical intervention.
In order to make an accurate diagnosis and offer effective treatment, our pain management consultants will regularly liaise with specialists from other surgical and medical areas such as spinal surgery, rheumatology (joints) and neurology(nerves).
Treatment of your pain is often further enhanced by physiotherapy and complementary therapies, such as acupuncture.
Types of pain
People suffer from many varied types of pain, which can fall into a number of different categories:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain, including whiplash
- Leg pain, including sciatica
- Facial pain
- Nerve pain
How BMI Healthcare can help
Your consultant at BMI Healthcare may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life. Other benefits of BMI Healthcare’s pain management services include:
- Initial consultation with a specialist pain consultant for a full diagnostic assessment of your condition
- Fast access to diagnostic tests including x-ray, ultrasound and MRI (where appropriate)
- Review of your current medication
- Personalised treatment plan
- Fast access and referral on to other specialist consultants and physiotherapists where necessary to continue your treatment and care
- Re-assessment consultation with your specialist pain consultant
Types of treatment
- Interventional procedures
Making an appointment is easy
You can make an appointment directly with one of the consultants at your local BMI Healthcare hospital or if you prefer, you can ask your GP to refer you (this may be necessary if you have private medical insurance).
Clear pricing for your peace of mind
Following your first consultation, you may need diagnostic investigations to help your consultant understand what treatment options are best for you. You will be informed of the cost of these before any investigations take place.
If treatment is required, we will provide you with a written quotation before going ahead. You will know exactly how much your treatment will cost in advance, with no hidden extras, giving you peace of mind if you do not have private medical insurance.
If you do have private health insurance, you will need to check your cover with your insurance company before confirming your appointment and you may need a GP referral. Alternatively, you can pay for your treatment by cash, debit or credit card or the BMI Card.