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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.

What Exactly is Sciatica & How is it Treated?

“The origin of back pain isn’t always obvious, but sciatica, which affects millions of people every year, presents a distinctive symptom: pain that radiates from the lower back into the side or back of one or both legs. It may be a sharp pain, a dull ache, or something in-between, & it’s often accompanied...

OSTEOPOROSIS: Everything You Need to Know

“Osteoporosis, which is literally “porous bone,” is a disease that thins the framework inside bones so much that even a minor fall or bump against a car door or piece of furniture may cause a fracture. A break can happen at any spot on the skeleton, but fractures of the wrist, hip & spine...

Are You Suffering From a Herniated Disk?

“A herniated disk occurs when there is an issue with one of the rubbery cushions (disks), that sits between the spinal vertebrae. A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike centre encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior. Sometimes called a slipped, or ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the jelly-like centre pushes...

Can Pain Be Classed As A Disability?

“Chronic (long-term) Pain is ongoing pain which usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain tends to initially be caused by an injury or illness which has healed, but for which the pain has not gone away. These pain signals then remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years....

Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

“Phantom pain feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognise that these real sensations originate in the brain & spinal cord. Most people who’ve had a limb removed report that it sometimes feels as if the...

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis?

“Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. Doctors once thought that bony growths called heel spurs, brought on the pain. Now they believe that heel spurs are the result — not...

What are Some of the Causes of Lower Back Pain?

“Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking” [1] – If you experience any of these symptoms, book an online or in-person consultation with an Experienced Pain Specialist as...

The Use of Opioids in Pain Medication

“Opioids are a type of medication which Pain Specialists prescribe for the treatment of severe or persistent or pain. They are used by people with chronic backaches, by patients recovering from surgery, by adults who have been hurt through playing sports, or by those who have been seriously injured in falls, car accidents, or...

What is an Epidural and What Should I Expect?

“An epidural is a numbing agent that may be a combination of analgesics (pain relief without the loss of muscle movement) & anaesthetics (pain relief with a loss of sensation). It’s the most common type of pain control used in childbirth. Epidural drugs stay in the epidural space & don’t enter the bloodstream, so...

Long Covid: The Symptoms to Watch Out For

If you’ve had coronavirus, your symptoms could continue for weeks or even months. Everyone who goes through Long COVID will experience it differently, however, there is a long list of common symptoms which are important to be aware of, & living with Long COVID may necessitate regular appointments with a General Practitioner or a...