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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.

Why Can the Cause of Pain Be So Hard to Diagnose?

“The experience of pain is different for every person, and there are various ways to feel and describe pain. This variation can, in some cases, make it challenging [for GPs] to define and treat pain” [1]. So to that end, whether you are suffering from short or long-term pain, and whether you are experiencing...

Warning Signs of a Persistent Headache

As a Pain Doctor will tell you: “nearly everyone has had headache pain, and most of us have had it many times. But if your headache is severe or unusual, you might worry about stroke, a tumour, or a blood clot. Fortunately, such problems are rare. Still, you should know when a headache needs...

Occipital Neuralgia – What are the Symptoms?

“Occipital Neuralgia is a rare neurological condition in which the occipital nerves (the nerves that run through the scalp), are injured or inflamed. This causes headaches that feel like severe shooting, piercing, burning, throbbing, or shock-like pain in the upper neck, back of the head or behind the ears” [1, 2]. When you consult...

The History of PRP

“The concept and description of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) started in the field of haematology (the study of blood and blood disorders). Haematologists created the term PRP in the 1970s in order to describe the plasma with a platelet count above that of peripheral blood, which was initially used as a transfusion product to treat...

What Are Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections?

As a Pain Doctor will tell you: PRP is the result of a step-by-step therapeutic procedure, in which a Pain Specialist extracts platelets from a patient’s blood, and directly places them in a specific region in the latter’s body, in order to rev up healing. Platelet-Rich Plasma has been shown help heal muscles, tendons...

What Are the Symptoms of a Migraine Headache?

As a Pain Doctor will tell you: “Migraines are about 3 times more common in women than men, & may affect more than 12 percent of the adult population. Migraines often run in families, & can start as early as infant school, but most often in early adulthood. They can fade away later in...

How to Relieve Tension Headaches?

As any Pain Doctor will tell you: “headaches can interfere with daily life, but healthy lifestyle choices can help you head off the pain. Start with diet, exercise and relaxation. Nearly everyone knows the pain of tension-type headaches, but the world doesn’t stop when the pain strikes. Medicines [and cutting-edge innovations such as nerve...

Why Am I Getting Headaches Everyday?

“Most people have headaches from time to time. But if you have a headache more days than not, you might have chronic [long-term] daily headaches. Rather than a specific headache type, chronic daily headaches include a variety of headache subtypes. The constant nature of chronic daily headaches makes them one of the most disabling...

Chiropractic Care for Back Pain: Pros and Cons

As a Back Pain Specialist will tell you, ‘chiropractic adjustment,’ refers to a procedure during which a trained specialist (chiropractor), uses their hands, (and on some occasions, a small instrument), in order to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The aim of the latter, (which is also known as spinal manipulation),...