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As experts in effective pain medicine and management, here at the London Pain Clinic we are experienced in employing numerous different interventions to help you experience life pain-free. However, we also recognise that some patients may want to find out as much as possible about their own condition themselves. With that in mind, our Information section provides articles and resources on everything from alternative therapies and botox to repetitive strain injury and whiplash. Simply click on a topic on the right to get started. Nevertheless, if you would like to book an appointment with one of our pain specialists, please call us on 020 7118 0250 or email the London Pain Clinic.

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Migraines

  Migraines A migraine is a throbbing or pulsating headache that is limited to one side of the head (a unilateral headache). They are usually characterised by severe pain and are accompanied by nausea and hypersensitivity to light and sound. The exact causes of migraines are scientifically unclear, but certain triggers have been recognised...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Piriformis Muscle Syndrome

    Piriformis Muscle Syndrome Piriformis Syndrome is defined as a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. The piriformis muscle is a narrow muscle found in the buttocks. Piriformis Syndrome generally occurs when the piriformis muscle becomes tight or spasms...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

  Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormally increased sweating. It is often a significant burden on the sufferer from a psychological, emotional and social perspective, often referred to as ‘the silent handicap’. The primary cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown, but some researchers suggest that it could be caused by an overactive nervous...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Local Neuropathic Pain

  Local Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state, most often accompanied by a tissue injury. The condition is typically characterised by a burning and shooting pain, along with a feeling of tingling and numbness. The term gets its origin from ‘neuro’ which means nerves in Greek, and ‘pathy’, which means...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Paravertebral Spasms

  Paravertebral Spasms Paravertebral spasms are involuntary contractions that occur along the back when the back’s muscles or ligaments are injured or irritated. Specific movements tend to aggravate the pain and the muscle injury may cause paravertebral spasms. Muscle spasms can also occur without muscle injury, as a natural reflex from irritated deeper structures,...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

  Temporomandibular Joint Disorder The temporomandibular joints are those that connect the lower jaw to the skull and are composed of bone, muscle and joint structures. There are two matching joints, one on each side of the head, located just in front of the ears. These joints are some of the most frequently used...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia, or Fibromyalgia Pain Syndrome, is a chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder. It is defined as a long-term, body-wide pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. It is typically characterised by widespread aches and pains, restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, fatigue, anxiety, depression...

Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) for the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  Myofascial Pain Syndrome Myofascial Pain Syndrome is defined as a painful musculoskeletal condition to any number of muscles in the body, characterised by the development of myofascial trigger points that are locally tender when active and refer pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. The pain affects the fascia –...