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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 Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is brought about by damage to, or the breakdown of, cartilage that sits between the bones. Generally speaking, this transformation of the underlying bone is gradual, and becomes more serious over time. However, right from the get-go, OA can create swelling, stiffness and pain; and in the case of some sufferers, disability and...

Diagnosing and Treating Shoulder Pain

“The shoulder has a wide & versatile range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely & can cause a great deal of pain & discomfort” [1] This is the time to see a Pain Specialist… Shoulder Pain is Down to Many Causes Everyday living makes...

Who is Dr Chris Jenner?

“Dr Chris Jenner’ s name is synonymous with excellence in treating all forms of pain using both traditional and the latest research-backed cutting-edge solutions” Dr Christopher Jenner MB BS, FRCA FFPMRCA, is a leading global expert consultant, speaker, and author in the fields of Pain Elimination and Pain Management. He is the renowned Founder...

Trigger Point Injections, What Are They & What Do They Do?

“Trigger point injections (TPI) are injections of anaesthetic & steroid directly into the “knots” in your muscles. These knots are known as “trigger points.” They occur when your muscle involuntarily contracts or spasms, which causes the area to become tender & radiate pain elsewhere in your body” [1] Do Your Muscle Knots Never Seem...

What is a Facet Joint Block?

“Facet blocks are typically used for patients who have pain primarily in their back coming from arthritic changes in the facet joints, or for mechanical low back pain. You may require multiple injections depending upon how many joints are involved” [1] So What Does Facet Joint Block Treatment Involve? This common procedure refers to...

Chronic Pain Management Options

“Chronic pain may develop after an injury or due to a medical issue. Pain is defined as chronic if it lasts longer than 3 months, or beyond the normal healing time for the underlying condition or injury. Chronic pain can affect every part of the sufferer’s life, from work & social life to sleep...

How to Relieve Back Pain Whilst Pregnant

“Pregnancy back pain normally comes about where the pelvis meets your spine, at the sacroiliac joint. There are numerous reasons why it happens, and this is why it is vital to see an experienced Pain Specialist” Unavoidable Circumstances “During a healthy pregnancy, women typically gain between 25 & 35 pounds. The spine has to...

Knee Pain: Signs to Look Out For

“Knee pain is common due to injury, age-related degeneration, inflammation, & infection. Many conditions or injuries may cause knee pain, and you should see a Pain Specialist if you have trouble bearing weight, if the pain is intense & doesn’t go away, if you notice a deformity in the joint that allows the leg...

How the Aging Process Can Affect Our Bones

“People lose bone mass as they age, especially women after menopause. The bones lose calcium & other minerals. The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. Between each bone is a gel-like cushion (called a disk). With aging, the middle of the body (trunk) becomes shorter, as the disks gradually lose fluid &...

What Are the Benefits & Risks of Spinal Injections?

“Spinal injections, which are sometimes known as spinal blocks, are administered by Pain Specialists directly into a specific area of the spine. They can be successfully used to treat a plethora of conditions which affect the spine anywhere from the sacrum up to the upper cervical spine” Who Can Benefit? This simple procedure which...