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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 an MRI Scan & What Can it Show?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a “test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, & a computer, to make detailed pictures of the inside of your body. This can be used to give you a diagnosis, or to see how well you’ve responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays & CT (computed tomography) scans, MRIs don’t use...

Can a Pain Management Doctor Diagnose Fibromyalgia?

“If you feel tired all the time & have muscle aches & pains, you might think you’re coming down with the flu or another illness. But if your symptoms have been persisting for weeks or months, & you also have insomnia, gastro intestinal distress, or cognitive issues such as “brain fog,” there is a...

How to Treat a Posterior Pelvic Tilt

“Over time, posterior tilt increases the compression load on your mid & lower back. This increased compression means that the spine is unevenly loaded, & injuries such as disc prolapse & disk herniation can appear. Further, the rounding of the lumbar curve puts excessive pressure on your spine, thus leading to hip, back &...

When Should I Be Referred to a Pain Specialist?

It’s absolutely crucial to determine the root cause of your pain. – If you’ve been suffering for an extended period of time, or if you have had previous assessments & treatment/s & are still enduring pain, then the best course of action is to consult an Experienced Pain Specialist. They will be able to...

What Kind of Doctor is a Pain Specialist?

“Pain Medicine Specialists are doctors who are specially trained, qualified & revalidated so that they can offer integrated, expert assessment & management of pain using their own unique knowledge & skill set, usually within the context of a multidisciplinary team” [1]. To that end, they recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary approach Where Do...

Is Fibromyalgia Classed as a Disability in the UK?

Fibromyalgia, also known as FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome), relates to a chronic condition which can generate pain all over the body. “The Government recognizes fibromyalgia as a real & potentially disabling condition. The Department for Work & Pensions perspective is in relation to state sickness & disability benefits” [1] If you believe that you might...

What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Damage?

Nerve damage (AKA Peripheral Neuropathy), is a result of damage to the nerves located outside the brain & spinal cord (peripheral nerves). – This often causes weakness, numbness & pain, usually in the hands & feet. Further, it can also affect other areas & body functions including digestion, urination & circulation” [1]. If left...

Neuropathic Pain: Breakthrough Discovery With Cutting-Edge Non-Opioid Painkillers

“Chronic pain is a widespread global health burden with insufficient therapeutic options which lead to an over-reliance on opioid painkillers which only give limited relief to patients with chronic (particularly neuropathic) pain, while potentially generating severe adverse effects, such as respiratory depression & addiction” [1]. But now, Pain Specialists are hailing a new discovery...

Elbow Pain Treatment & Causes

“There are at least 7 different types of elbow disorders. Overuse & sports injuries are the root cause of many elbow conditions. Golfers, baseball pitchers, tennis players & boxers often have elbow disorders” [1], & whether you are a sports player or not, seeking professional help from a Pain Specialist is essential to ameliorate...