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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.

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...

CBD Oil for Pain: A New Age Treatment?

As Pain Specialists are well aware: “Cannabidiol (CBD) possesses many health benefits & can help to relieve pain. CBD oil is derived from cannabis plants such as hemp & marijuana. People report using this oil for relief from pain & various other disorders. There is limited evidence from human studies, however, research is gaining...

Exploring the Efficacy of Acupuncture For Pain Relief

As a Pain Specialist will tell you: “a growing body of scientific literature provides strong evidence for the treatment efficacy of acupuncture for several medical conditions [including pain]. And although it’s premature to conclude that these findings are beyond question, the promise of being able to treat certain patients & achieve immediate palliative effects...

Psychological Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain

As any Pain Doctor will tell you: “chronic pain is physically & psychologically stressful & its constant discomfort can lead to anger & frustration with yourself & your loved ones. By definition, chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months & affects how a person lives their daily life. While psychologists are...

FAQs about Spinal and Muscular Pain: What You Need to Know

“Anyone can have back pain, & almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life. Several factors increase your risk of developing back pain” [1], & the issue can get worse if left untreated. And this is why it is so important to ensure you get an accurate diagnosis by an...

Common Running Injuries and When to See a Specialist

Which Running Injuries Are the Most Common? As a Pain Doctor will tell you, the majority of running injuries can be classed under one of the following three categories: Number 1, Iliotibial (IT) Band Friction Syndrome A prime root cause of this particular injury, is weak buttock (gluteus) muscles. Of note, women are especially...

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Healthcare Provider About Pain

“Chronic pain has emerged as a disease in itself, affecting a growing number of people. Effective patient-provider communication is central to good pain management, because pain can only be understood from the patient’s perspective” [1]. And this is why Pain Specialists prioritise listening and understanding their patients Learn How to Communicate Effectively With Your...

Pain Management During Pregnancy

“Women should be reassured that any pain they experience can be treated during pregnancy, & that they need not suffer unnecessarily. Overall, appropriate therapeutic doses of commonly used analgesics, have not been associated with an increased incidence of birth defects. The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the third trimester is however, not recommended....

Pain Management After Surgery

Pain Consultants ensure that patients have an effective pain management plan in place well ahead of time, prior to surgery Did You Know? “There are many types of pain medicines. Depending on the surgery & your overall health, you may receive a single medicine, or a combination of medicines. Studies show that people who...