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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.

 

Exercise of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Exercise of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Introduction Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is essentially defined as a painful musculoskeletal condition, characterized by the development of Myofascial trigger points (TrPs). These points are locally tender when active and refer pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. This disorder generally develops in the skeletal muscles...

Exercise and Chronic Pain

Exercise and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is defined as a pain which lasts longer than the expected time for healing and begins to interfere with normal life. In individuals suffering from chronic pain, the pain is felt long after the injury has been healed or the patient has recovered from the disease. Chronic...

Goal Setting and Chronic Pain

Goal Setting and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is defined as a pain that lasts for more than three months and leads to a significant impairment of activities of daily living and activities. The primary goal in chronic pain management is that the cause of the pain should be found and cured, enabling the...

Coping with flare-ups and Chronic Pain

Coping with flare-ups and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is a pain that persists for an unusually long period of time, which goes beyond the expected time of healing. It can lead to a series of long-term consequences such as loss of physical activity and sleep, a sense of uncertainty and insecurity about the...

Diaphragmatic Breathing and Chronic Pain

Diaphragmatic Breathing and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is defined as a persistent, long-lasting pain that lasts longer than six months inspite of the required medical treatment. Individuals with chronic pain often tense their muscles in reaction to pain, which in turn aggravate pain altogether. Chronic pain can present itself in a series of...

Pacing and Chronic Pain

Pacing and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is typically defined as a pain that lasts for more than six months, inspite of regular and appropriate medicine being administered. It can often lead to a series of side effects such as hopelessness, depression, anxiety disorders and traumatic stress. Individuals suffering from chronic pain also end...

Relaxation and Chronic Pain

Relaxation and Chronic Pain Chronic Pain – The Basics Chronic pain is defined as a pain that lasts for 6 months or longer. It is typically defined as a pain that persists for more than the expected course of natural healing of a specific injury or disease. When an individual is inflicted with chronic...

Self-treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Self-treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome Introduction Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is typically defined as a chronic local or regional musculoskeletal disorder, involving a single muscle or a muscle group. The pain associated with MPS most commonly occurs in the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and lower back. Such pain of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome...

Botulinum Toxin Injections for Painful Conditions

Botulinum Toxin Injections for Painful Conditions Introduction While Botulinum toxin, better known by the brand name Botox, may be mostly known for its use in cosmetic procedures, it has also been used as a treatment for a wide variety of painful conditions. Migraines, headaches, neck pain, back pain, hip pain and even upper leg...

Osteoarthritis in the Foot

Osteoarthritis in the Foot Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is also known as the degenerative joint disease or wear and tear arthritis. In the condition of osteoarthritis, the cartilage which protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. Formerly separated by the cartilage, these bones rub against...