Pharmacological: analgesics along with a range of other co-analgesic and
adjuvant medication used for treating a wide variety of nociceptive,
neuropathic, visceral and other long-term pain syndromes. Click HERE for more information.
Analgesia: Pain Medicine Specialists may prescribe a combination of analgesics
including specialist medications focused on pain caused by nerve injury.
Unfortunately for some patients with chronic pain analgesia may have
little or no effect and so medication may also be reduced and stopped to
techniques: Pain Medicine
Specialists may perform injection into muscles, joints, the spine and
around nerves to temporarily relieve pain as part of a wider strategy to
manage the effect of a patient’s pain on their ability to function. Pain
Medicine Specialists may also train to implant pain–relieving devices into
selected patients for a small group of chronic pain conditions (e.g.
spinal cord stimulation and implanted spinal drug delivery systems). Click HERE for more information.
therapy: physiotherapy and
occupational therapy designed to build strength and flexibility, improve
mobility and reduce disability.
Psychological therapy: ranging from individual and group based
support and education sessions through to hospital based psychological therapy.
This is designed to reduce the impact of the pain on an individual’s mood, well
being and social interactions.