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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.

Patient Satisfaction With Chronic Pain Treatment

Patient Satisfaction With Chronic Pain Treatment Introduction Chronic pain is basically defined as a pain that lasts for a much longer period after the basic ailment has healed. In usual circumstances, chronic pain persists for 6 months or even longer and fails to respond to the normal modes of medication and treatment. Research shows...

Guidelines for treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Guidelines for treatment of Neuropathic Pain Introduction Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state, typically characterized by a burning and shooting pain, along with a feeling of tingling and numbness. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines neuropathic pain as a pain which arises from the inflammation of or injury...

St. Mary’s Hospital Pain Clinic

  St. Mary’s Hospital Pain Clinic Introduction The St. Mary’s Hospital is a state-of-the art medical organization providing services in various diverse fields of medicine. The services offered at the center include cardiovascular services, radiology services, childcare, emergency services, sleep medication, surgery services, behavioral health services, cancer care, laboratory services, pain management, pastoral are...

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s Phenomenon Introduction Raynaud’s phenomenon (RP) is a medical condition characterized by poor blood flow, resulting in discomfort and discoloration in the affected parts. This disorder is named after the French physician, Maurice Raynaud, who first described the condition in the 1800s. Though it can occur at any age, yet Raynaud’s phenomenon is more...

Biosurgery and Synthetic Viscosupplementation

Biosurgery and Synthetic Viscosupplementation Introduction Natural bio-materials have recently emerged as a major trend in surgical procedures. This is mainly due to their traits of bio-compatibility and their ability to integrate and remodel, with the patient’s own tissue. The main purpose of a bio-material is to provide a temporary support system or scaffolding, which...

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Introduction Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is basically an umbrella term that refers to the group of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal health effects associated with the use of vibrating tools. In laymen terms, it implies the transfer of vibration from a tool or work piece to a worker’s hands and arms....

Opiate Conversion Tables

Opiate Conversion Tables Introduction An opiate conversion table is basically a chart that lists the relatively equivalent value of various opiates. Such listing explains the required amount of dosage of a specific opiate, which would be required to produce similar results as another one. For instance, in case a patient currently taking 40 mgs...

Relaxation Techniques and Chronic Pain

Relaxation Techniques and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is typically defined as a pain that lasts at least for six months after the body has healed. This kind of pain persists for a much longer time than the acute pain and is quite resistant to most forms of treatment. Apart from causing immense discomfort,...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Introduction The thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is basically a group of disorders characterized by the compression of the blood vessels or nerves in the thoracic outlet, the space between the collarbone or clavicle and the first rib. It is basically a complex form of repetitive strain injury involving the muscle, connective...

Neuropathic Pain and Stem Cell Research

Neuropathic Pain and Stem Cell Research Introduction Stem cells are the primal cells found in all multi-cellular organisms and carry the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division. In laymen terms, stem cells are a type of cells having the ability to grow and regenerate, thereby holding the possibility of being an effective...