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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.

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...

Anti-Inflammatory Diets to Help Improve Fibromyalgia

“Fibromyalgia causes ongoing pain & fatigue. There is currently no cure, but some medications & lifestyle remedies can help relieve the symptoms. Dietary choices may also make a difference” [1] While current research into the root cause of Fibromyalgia is inconclusive, one popular theory is that it alters sufferers’ pain pathways, thus making them...

What is Oxycodone & What is it For?

“Pain Specialists often prescribe Oxycodone to treat severe pain. – Conditions include: a serious injury, post-operation pain, & pain from various types of cancer. Further, it is frequently used for patients’ long-standing pain, when weaker painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, & paracetamol, have not helped” [1]. In a Nutshell Oxycodone, which is only available...

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

“Disc degeneration is a natural occurrence. It may not generate any symptoms, or the pain may be so intense, that you cannot continue with your daily activities. It starts with damage to the spine, but in time, symptoms can affect other parts of your body. – And they usually get worse with age. The...