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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.

 

What is Occipital Neuralgia?

Overview Occipital neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the occipital nerves, which run from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp. This condition is characterised by piercing, throbbing, or electric-shock-like chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears, typically on one side of...

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

Overview Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) encompass a range of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. Symptoms • Pain or tenderness in the jaw joint area, neck, and shoulders. • Aching pain around the ear. • Difficulty or discomfort while chewing. • Locking of...

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)

Overview Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterised by intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in parts of the face, typically on one side. The pain can be triggered by activities such as chewing,...

What Are the Impacts of a Migraine?

Pain Doctors regularly explain that: “migraine affects many aspects of a person’s life – their work, education, relationships & mental health” [1]. Did you know that: “people in the UK lose a total of 43 million days from their work & education each year because of migraine?” Moreover, research conducted by The Migraine Trust...

How to Best Prepare For Your Upcoming Surgery

When it comes to thinking about upcoming surgery, or even making a short visit to a Pain Doctor to have a minimally invasive pain management procedure, such as spinal cord stimulation or a nerve block; many patients can feel apprehensive, nervous, confused, or even frightened. Yet whilst experiencing such emotions are the norm, it...

What Minimally Invasive Pain Management Procedures Can Be Used?

As any Pain Doctor will tell you: “Pain interventional therapy is regarded as the most promising medical technology in the 21st century”. It refers to clinical treatment technology based on neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, and nerve block technology to treat pain diseases. Compared with traditional destructive surgery, interventional [and minimally invasive] pain therapy, is considered a...

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...