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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.

The Effects of Different Types of Exercise in Pain Management

“Regular physical activity helps ward off the ill effects of immobility. It prevents joint stiffness & muscle tightness, & ameliorates blood circulation. Popular physical activities like swimming & walking, have shown to be effective in decreasing pain & improving function. Moreover, research shows that rehabilitation programs have long-term effects on people with chronic pain”...

Ergonomic Chairs: Fact or Fiction

Research shows that “the introduction of an ergonomic chair shows a reduction in pain & muscle spasm, as well as a reduction in variance of the symptoms” [1] People do not usually equate unsafe working conditions with working in an office, or sitting at their computer chair at home. – Yet, the fact of...

How to Find Help With Sports Rehabilitation

“Sports injury recovery typically focuses on physical rehab, but it’s also important to include sports psychology techniques to help recover mentally. This is because, as research shows, sports people can experience a wide range of emotions with injury; these can include denial, anger, sadness, & even depression” [1] This is quite understandable, so to...

Cervical Vertigo: Is there a Link Between Neck Pain and Dizziness?

“Cervical Vertigo, also known as Cervicogenic Dizziness, is a feeling of disorientation or unsteadiness caused by a neck injury or health condition that affects the neck. It’s almost always accompanied by neck pain. Your range of motion can also be affected, & sometimes it comes along with a headache. Episodes of cervical vertigo go...

What is Duloxetine?

“According to the British Pain Society, Duloxetine, which is used to treat some types of persistent pain, is especially good for nerve pain, such as burning, shooting or stabbing pain; & for pain that keeps you awake at night [1] Duloxetine is a well known pharmaceutical, which is in a class of medications called...

How to Diagnose Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular condition that is not only poorly understood – it is also frequently misdiagnosed. Furthermore, it be confused with sciatica or lower back pain, & on some occasions, it is difficult to differentiate between piriformis syndrome & a lumbar spinal disc herniation, as they can both cause sciatica. To that...

How to Treat & Manage Fibromyalgia

“Fibromyalgia affects 2% to 4% of people, women more often than men. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, however, Pain Specialists can treat symptoms with both non-drug & medication-based treatments. Many time,s the best outcomes are achieved by using multiple types of treatments”[1], & this is why the London Pain Clinic advocates a Comprehensive,...

Duloxetene & Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

“Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects 40-50% of patients with diabetic neuropathy, leading to an impaired quality of life. Duloxetine has evidence-based support, & is formally approved for controlling painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy” [1]. It is frequently prescribed by Pain Specialists Overview Duloxetine is a balanced serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor. – This works to...

Nearly 3 Years On: What We Know About Long Covid

“Long COVID, is the term used to describe when people start to recover, or seem to recover, from COVID-19, but then continue to suffer from symptoms. For some, it’s gone on for 2 years or longer. There’s no approved treatment, & the causes are not understood. But evidence shows: Long COVID is a post-viral...