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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...

Osteoarthritis in 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...

Management of Flare-Ups in Chronic Pain

Management of Flare-Ups in Chronic Pain Introduction A flare-up is basically defined as an episode of intense pain, in which the chronic pain abruptly increases for a brief duration. In this section, we have discussed some of the most important steps that can be taken for the management of flare-ups of chronic pain. Distraction...

Brief Pain Inventory

Brief Pain Inventory Introduction The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) is a self-administered assessment tool used in pain management. The BPI was originally developed from a measure known as the Wisconsin Brief Pain Questionnaire. The basic aim of the BPI is to provide the information on the intensity of pain, along with the degree to...

Planning for Flare-Ups

Planning for Flare-Ups Introduction Pain flare-ups typically refer to those times when the chronic pain is more intense than usual. From a statistical viewpoint, if pain is being measured on a 0 to 10 pain intensity scale, with the zero level implying no pain, a flare-up will mean episodes in which the pain is...

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...

Medication and Chronic Pain

Medication and Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain is defined as a type of pain that persists for more than three months and goes beyond the expected time of healing. Such pain often fails to respond to conventional pain medication and occurs due to various reasons including external injuries, unsuccessful surgeries and the like. Medication...

Treating acute lower back pain

Treating acute lower back pain Introduction Acute lower back pain is defined as pain in the lower back that starts suddenly and is severe. Usually in these cases the pain is caused by an obvious injury, such as lifting a heavy object incorrectly or starts after an awkward fall. However, it can also be...

Patients with persistent pain – The revolving door patient

Patients with persistent pain – The revolving door patient The Basics Pain is essentially defined as a natural response of the body that acts a warning to indicate harm or potential danger to tissues in the body. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience...