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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.

Is Working From Home Causing Me Back Pain?

During lockdown millions of us were suddenly forced to work from our homes. These unfamiliar work stations inevitably put a strain on our body. Half of those who responded to a survey, reported new aches & pains: 58% in the neck, 56% in the shoulder & 55% in the back [1] Is Your Lockdown...

What is Pulsed RadioFrequency?

“Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has many potential applications in pain management. A variation of conventional continuous radiofrequency (CRF), PRF offers the advantage of pain control without the tissue destruction & painful sequelae associated with CRF. This theoretical benefit of PRF is especially alluring in cases of neuropathic pain in which CRF is relatively contraindicated” [1]...

Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

“When over-the-counter pain medications do not relieve the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, other types of medications, nerve blocks, & therapies, including prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotics, antidepressants, topical medications,” & surgical procedures, can be recommended by an experienced Pain Specialist [1] Research shows that a number of anti-depressant drugs can ameliorate long-term pain....

Long Covid – Symptoms & Treatments

“With over 139 million COVID-19 cases globally, the latest challenge for medical researchers is a post-COVID-19 syndrome referred to as Long COVID” [1] So What Exactly is Long COVID? This condition describes individuals: “who don’t recover from acute COVID-19 infection, and go on to have longer-term symptoms” [1]. Indeed, the acute phase can go...

What to Expect After a Nerve Root Block

“Once the anaesthetic medication enters the nerve, patients should feel pain relief virtually immediately. The steroid medication’s effectiveness will begin to show results within several days, & inflammation and swelling should totally dissipate around 14 days after the nerve root block has been administered. The great news is that pain relief can be felt...

Capsaicin for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

“Capsaicin treatment illustrates a dynamic improvement without affecting the large nervous system. Different concentrations of capsaicin patches individually or combined with other drugs can be a very useful addition in the treatment options for neuropathic pain patients” [1] Neuropathic pain can be described as a disabling, prevailing condition, which has various underlying causes. Moreover,...

Long Term Effects of Covid-19 – What We Know So Far

Many organs besides the lungs are affected by COVID-19, & there are many ways it can affect someone’s health. While most people with COVID-19 recover & return to normal, some patients can have symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after recovery from acute illness. Even people who are not hospitalized &...

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

“Estimates suggest that about 5% of cases of sciatica (irritation of the sciatic nerve causing radiating pain from the back or buttock into the leg, calf and foot) are due to piriformis syndrome. It seems to be more common among women, although the reason for this is not known” [1]. Piriformis Syndrome is a relatively...