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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.

Surgical Options for Severe Back Pain: A Last Resort

Surgery should be the last resort when it comes to treating severe back pain. – This is because there are so many conventional & cutting-edge options provided by Pain Doctors. And as any Pain Specialist will tell you, back pain is one of the most common reasons why patients book a consultation. Indeed: “according...

How Stress Affects Back Pain: A Psychological Perspective

As a Pain Doctor will tell you: “psychological factors not only affect back pain, but also how much the pain impacts our life. – Depressive symptoms can make back pain worse & increase the disability associated with back pain. And people with back (or neck) pain are more likely to meet criteria for common...

The Science Behind Pain: How Nerves Transmit Signals

Putting a Spotlight on Basic Pain Processes With countless people in the UK experiencing all kinds of pain each and every day, it is important to understand the basics about how pain is transmitted. As a Pain Doctor will explain to their patients: If for example, we prick our finger on a sharp object,...

Pain Management in the Elderly: Special Considerations

Whilst it can be said that pain is commonplace among older people, it does nonetheless: “remain under-recognised & under-treated”. A comprehensive assessment of pain [conducted by a Pain Doctor], involves identifying its cause, establishing its severity, determining its impact, & reviewing the patient’s response to treatment. Addressing such pain management requires a different approach...

Types of Pain: Acute vs. Chronic

“Acute pain is provoked by a specific disease or injury, serves a useful biologic purpose, is associated with skeletal muscle spasm & sympathetic nervous system activation, & is self-limited. Chronic pain, in contrast, may be considered a disease state. It is pain that outlasts the normal time of healing (if associated with a disease...

The Evolution of Pain Medicine: A Historical Overview

As any Pain Specialist will tell you: “Pain theories & the management of pain, have been modified throughout history. It grew from magico-religious & demonic ideas & procedures, to more empiric-scientific models; from ancient times & primitive cultures to the 20th century. In the 19th & 20th century, new anatomical, physiological & biochemical insights...

Herniated Discs: What You Need to Know

As a Pain Doctor will tell you: Spinal Discs are extremely important. They act like shock absorbers, and render our spine flexible. To that end, it is easy to understand that any problems with these discs can have serious knock-on effects, & so the sooner you visit a Pain Doctor & receive an Accurate...

Understanding the Anatomy of the Spine: A Guide to Back Pain

“Back pain will affect approximately 3 in 4 adults during their lifetime. It’s caused, directly or incidentally, by a huge number of health conditions, so this can make teasing out the root cause of back pain exceedingly difficult” [1], & this is why it is essential to get an accurate pain diagnosis by arranging...