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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.

September is Pain Awareness Month

Chronic pain directly impacts hundreds of millions of people around the world, yet there is still a way to go to bring about permanent remedies for all categories of pain. – And that is why National Pain Awareness Month is so important. Taking place every September, this is a great opportunity for Pain Consultants...

How to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

“Fibromyalgia affects between 2 and 4% of people, women more often than men. It is not an autoimmune or inflammation-based illness, however, research suggests that the nervous system is involved. Pain Specialists diagnose fibromyalgia based on all the patient’s relevant symptoms (what they feel), no longer solely on the number of tender places during...

What Are Intravenous Lidocaine Infusions?

“Lidocaine infusion has been shown to be successful in controlling pain where other agents have failed. Moreover, the opioid sparing properties of lidocaine infusion added to its analgesic & antihyperalgesic properties, make lidocaine infusion a viable option for pain control in opioid dependent patients” [1] A Brief Overview An intravenous lidocaine infusion refers to...

What is Whiplash & is it Serious?

“Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. It is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents, but can also result from sports accidents, physical abuse & other traumas, such as a fall. Most people who get whiplash feel better within a...

How Our Posture Has Changed Over the Years

Did you know that our postural changes include height loss? And that: “height loss is related to aging changes in our bones, muscles & joints [along with associated pain]. People typically lose almost half an inch (about 1 centimetre), every 10 years after age 40. Height loss is even more rapid after age 70....

What is Neuropathic Pain?

“Neuropathic pain is often described as a shooting or burning pain. It can go away on its own but is often chronic. Sometimes it is unrelenting & severe, and sometimes it comes and goes. It is often the result of nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. The impact of nerve damage is a...

Our Range of Movement & Why it’s Important

Did you know that we can improve our physical well-being & avoid injury, if we are aware of our Range of Movement? “Range of Movement (or Motion) refers to how far we can move or stretch a part of our body, such as a joint or a muscle. It’s different for each of us....

What Are NSAIDs & What Are They Used For?

Did you know that globally, around 30 million people take Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) every day? These are medications which decrease or relieve pain. The most popular types of drugs in this category are ibuprofen or aspirin. NSAIDs are classed under the broader definition of non-opioid analgesics. When treating patients with less severe pain,...

What is Cancer Pain Syndrome & How Can it be Treated?

“Patients with cancer, experience many acute & chronic pain syndromes, the identification of which [by a Cancer Pain Specialist], may be helpful in the assessment & treatment of pain. Syndromes are defined by the relationship with the cancer, the functional changes that accompany the syndrome or disease, & the clinical characteristics of the pain”...