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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.

 

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...

Physiotherapy Exercises for Back Pain

Physiotherapy Exercises for Back Pain Introduction Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions accounting for physician visits. Research shows that nine out of ten people develop back or neck pain during their lifetime. The occurrence is reportedly the highest in working age, especially in the 35-55 years age group. In addition,...

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis in the Hip Introduction Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the breakdown and loss of cartilage of a joint. Research shows that almost 10 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis. Individuals with a family history of the disease are more likely to be affected. Besides, individuals who are elderly, obese or...

Pain Syndromes and IT Professionals

Pain Syndromes and IT Professionals Introduction In the recent years, the incidence of pain syndromes and related disorders has increased manifold amongst the IT professionals. In the further sections, we have briefly explained the most significant pain syndromes and disorders associated with the use of computers. A) Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) Repetitive Strain Injury...

Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Osteoarthritis in the Knee Introduction Osteoarthritis is the common form of arthritis and usually occurs with wear and tear of the joints. The osteoarthritis of the knee begins with the gradual deterioration of cartilage. Without the protecting cartilage, the bones begin to rub together, causing pain, loss of mobility and deformity. Articular cartilage is...

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Treatment of Osteoporosis Introduction Osteoporosis is basically defined as a condition that causes the bones to weaken, making them more vulnerable to breakage. Five in almost every 100 people in the UK suffer from osteoporosis. It is almost four times more common in women than it is in men. Research also shows that about...

CRPS and Stanton-Hicks

  CRPS and Stanton-Hicks Medication Gabapentin/Pregabalin/Duloxetine Amitriptyline/Imipramine Tramadol/Oxycodone/Fentanyl Flecanide Vitamin C 100 mg b.d./NSAID/COX-2 Sativex Calcitonin/ Dextromethorphan Steroid/pulse (Prednisolone 30 mg for 7 days, 25 mg for 7 days etc. Coverage with Omeprazole 20 mg o.d.) Physiotherapy Desensitisation Procedures Lumbar sympathectomies (local/phenol/radiofrequency) Intravenous Pamidronate Tunnelled epidural catheter Spinal cord stimulator   Further Links for...

37 year old lady with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) treated succesfully with Lumbar Sympathectomy.

37 year old lady with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) treated succesfully with Lumbar Sympathectomy. Presenting features of CRPS This lady was seen in the Pain Clinic. She had been previously treated with a number of medications including Pregabalin, Fentanyl, Vitamin C, Tramadol, Oxycodone, Gabapentin and Amitriptyline. Although she had become reasonably well controlled...

Assertiveness and Communication and Chronic Pain

Assertiveness and Communication and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is typically defined as a pain that lasts for more than six months and does not respond to the conventional medicines and therapies. Apart from physical aspects, chronic pain strongly affects the psychological mindset of the individual and mars the overall confidence level. According to...