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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.

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...

Trigger Points

Trigger Points Introduction Trigger points are typically defined as hyperirritable spots present in the skeletal muscle. Also known as muscle knots, these points are like tight nodules located in skeletal muscles that produce sensations of tenderness, twitching or jumping when touched or pressured. The muscles related to the posture are the ones most affected...