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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 are Some of the Causes of Lower Back Pain?

“Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking” [1] – If you experience any of these symptoms, book an online or in-person consultation with an Experienced Pain Specialist as...

The Use of Opioids in Pain Medication

“Opioids are a type of medication which Pain Specialists prescribe for the treatment of severe or persistent or pain. They are used by people with chronic backaches, by patients recovering from surgery, by adults who have been hurt through playing sports, or by those who have been seriously injured in falls, car accidents, or...

What is an Epidural and What Should I Expect?

“An epidural is a numbing agent that may be a combination of analgesics (pain relief without the loss of muscle movement) & anaesthetics (pain relief with a loss of sensation). It’s the most common type of pain control used in childbirth. Epidural drugs stay in the epidural space & don’t enter the bloodstream, so...

Long Covid: The Symptoms to Watch Out For

If you’ve had coronavirus, your symptoms could continue for weeks or even months. Everyone who goes through Long COVID will experience it differently, however, there is a long list of common symptoms which are important to be aware of, & living with Long COVID may necessitate regular appointments with a General Practitioner or a...

What Can I Expect With Pregabalin and How Does it Work?

“Pregabalin is prescribed by Pain Specialists for people whose nerve pain has not responded to other medicines. Pregabalin works by controlling brain chemicals which send signals to nerves, to reduce the level of pain you experience. It helps lessen the pain you are feeling so that you are able to perform your daily activities...

The London Cannabis Clinic Opens It’s Doors

The London Cannabis Clinic is opening a new clinic based in Harley Street, London, that specialises in the treatment of pain conditions using medicinal cannabis. The aim is to create a resource for patients to find treatments where traditional medicine has been unable to help. The London Cannabis Clinic is staffed by a team...

What are the Symptoms of Occipital Neuralgia?

Occipital neuralgia is not easy to diagnose due to its similarities with specific headache disorders, such as migraine. If you suddenly experience sharp pain in your scalp or neck, then you should book an appointment to see an Experienced Pain Specialist as soon as possible. As general doctors do not have the additional training...

What are the Early Signs of Fibromyalgia?

“Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain around the body. This stems from an issue associated with how the nervous system processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia also causes symptoms such as tiredness, depression, & mental fog. Doctors may not immediately consider fibromyalgia when evaluating these types of symptoms, because pain is also common...

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...