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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.

 

Coping With Acute Flare-Ups of Pain

Coping With Acute Flare-Ups of Pain Introduction Chronic pain is typically defined as a pain that lasts for six months or longer. Such pain fails to respond to the standard treatment modalities and ultimately begins to affect the efficiency of the patient in the daily life activities. Acute flare-ups of pain refer to those...

Good Days and Bad Days – Coping With Long-Term Pain

Good Days and Bad Days – Coping With Long-Term Pain Introduction Pain is generally defined by the medical fraternity as a warning signal implying an anticipated danger to the human body. It usually arises as a result of some disorder or impending ailment and in turn gets treated accordingly with suitable treatment modalities. Such...

Managing Chronic Pain in 10 Easy Steps

Managing Chronic Pain in 10 Easy Steps Abridged from the Pain Association of Scotland support for people with chronic pain in the community. Step 1: Be realistic. Be honest and learn what you can about your physical condition, including dealing with anger and frustration. Step 2: Get involved. Take an active role in dealing...

Multimodal Analgesia

Multimodal Analgesia Introduction Multimodal analgesia is a pharmacologic method of pain management which combines various groups of medications for pain relief. The most commonly combined medication groups include local anesthetics, opioids, NSAIDs, acetaminophen and alpha-2 agonists. In laymen terms, multimodal analgesia involves a selective use of specific drugs, in a scientifically determined combination. Working...

Versatis Patch from Grunenthal

    Versatis Patch from Grunenthal Versatis (5% Lignocaine) has recently been approved for the management of patients with post herpetic neuralgia. It is a prescription only medicine at present and will therefore require a hospital or doctors prescription to obtain this. Versatis is the brand name of a medicated plaster which contains the...

Pain Relief Suggestions

Pain Relief Suggestions Drench a towel in cold water and microwave until hot (keep checking every 10 seconds or so). Microwaves vary, so make sure you keep checking. Using kitchen tongs, grab the towel and put it inside a dry towel (or even 2 if it is too hot with one towel). Put this...