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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 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...

What is Neuropathic Pain?

  Neuropathic pain is the result of injured or damaged nerves which send information between the spinal cord (via the skin, muscles and other regions of the body), and the brain. So what kind of symptoms should you watch out for? These include: regions of your body which feel sensitive when you touch them;...

What is Occipital Neuralgia?

  Do you suffer from a distinct type of headache with chronic burning, throbbing, piercing, or electric-shock-like pain in the upper region of your neck, the back of your head, forehead, scalp, or behind your ears or eyes? – Symptoms which can appear on either one or both sides of your head? If so,...

Sacroiliac Joint Injections For Pain Relief

The sacroiliac (SI) joints are formed by the fusion of the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones. The two sacroiliac joints, which are small in size, frequently match each other, but are extremely variable from person to person. Sacroiliac joint injections (AKA SI joint injections), are designed to help relieve lower back,...

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition which is defined by fatigue, widespread musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, mood imbalance, and difficultly remembering things. Further, a large percentage of individuals with fibromyalgia have depression, anxiety, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders), and tension headaches. Research shows that this malady amplifies the way that sufferers feel pain, as...

What is Pulsed Radio Frequency Treatment?

This long-standing popular minimally invasive therapy for relieving nerve and joint pain, has been practised since the middle of the 1990s. The pulsed radio therapy treatment (RT) works by adjusting the way in which the nerve tissue functions, thus reducing pain by changing the pain signal transmissions along the pain-sensing pathway. This procedure is...

What is Pregabalin?

What is Pregabalin? “Pregabalin is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing the number of pain signals that are sent out by damaged nerves in the body” [1] Pregabalin (pronounced pre gab’ a lin), is prescribed by pain specialists at the London Pain Clinic, to ameliorate patients’ damaged nerve pain...

What are Intravenous Ketamine Infusions & Can They Relieve My Pain

“Intravenous lidocaine infusion is used to assess the potential benefits of lidocaine & related medications on managing your pain. Depending on the specific cause of your pain, some patients report immediate & long continued relief associated with the intravenous administration of lidocaine” [1] Ketamine Infusions for relieving pain are becoming increasing popular these days,...

Special Medical Interests: Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez is a hugely popular consultant at the London Pain Clinic, due to his long standing interest and expertise in Musculoskeletal Interventional Pain Medicine and Neuropathic Pain. This includes Ischaemic syndromes and CPRS (Complex regional pain syndrome), a type of long-term pain that usually affects an arm or a leg). He is...

Special Medical Interests: Dr Attam Singh

Dr Attam Singh MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA is a Clinical Associate of the London Pain Clinic, where he is a well known, multi-award winning Anaesthetist, and Pain Medicine expert and consultant. Specialising in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin, Dr Singh has spent over 12 years refining the management of...