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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 Neuropathic Pain?

“Neuropathic pain is often described as a shooting or burning pain. It can go away on its own but is often chronic. Sometimes it is unrelenting & severe, and sometimes it comes and goes. It is often the result of nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. The impact of nerve damage is a...

Our Range of Movement & Why it’s Important

Did you know that we can improve our physical well-being & avoid injury, if we are aware of our Range of Movement? “Range of Movement (or Motion) refers to how far we can move or stretch a part of our body, such as a joint or a muscle. It’s different for each of us....

What Are NSAIDs & What Are They Used For?

Did you know that globally, around 30 million people take Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) every day? These are medications which decrease or relieve pain. The most popular types of drugs in this category are ibuprofen or aspirin. NSAIDs are classed under the broader definition of non-opioid analgesics. When treating patients with less severe pain,...

What is Cancer Pain Syndrome & How Can it be Treated?

“Patients with cancer, experience many acute & chronic pain syndromes, the identification of which [by a Cancer Pain Specialist], may be helpful in the assessment & treatment of pain. Syndromes are defined by the relationship with the cancer, the functional changes that accompany the syndrome or disease, & the clinical characteristics of the pain”...

What Exactly is Sciatica & How is it Treated?

“The origin of back pain isn’t always obvious, but sciatica, which affects millions of people every year, presents a distinctive symptom: pain that radiates from the lower back into the side or back of one or both legs. It may be a sharp pain, a dull ache, or something in-between, & it’s often accompanied...

OSTEOPOROSIS: Everything You Need to Know

“Osteoporosis, which is literally “porous bone,” is a disease that thins the framework inside bones so much that even a minor fall or bump against a car door or piece of furniture may cause a fracture. A break can happen at any spot on the skeleton, but fractures of the wrist, hip & spine...

Are You Suffering From a Herniated Disk?

“A herniated disk occurs when there is an issue with one of the rubbery cushions (disks), that sits between the spinal vertebrae. A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike centre encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior. Sometimes called a slipped, or ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the jelly-like centre pushes...

Can Pain Be Classed As A Disability?

“Chronic (long-term) Pain is ongoing pain which usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain tends to initially be caused by an injury or illness which has healed, but for which the pain has not gone away. These pain signals then remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years....

Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

“Phantom pain feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognise that these real sensations originate in the brain & spinal cord. Most people who’ve had a limb removed report that it sometimes feels as if the...

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis?

“Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. Doctors once thought that bony growths called heel spurs, brought on the pain. Now they believe that heel spurs are the result — not...