Pain management

Care for acute and chronic pain

​Our pain management experts offer care and treatment for everything from post-operative discomfort to migraines, joint pain, sciatica and more.

Overview

Pain is a complex condition that can have a serious impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Pain is generally defined as acute or chronic. Acute pain can occur as a result of an injury, illness or medical procedure. Chronic pain is ongoing or recurrent pain, usually lasting for six months or more. Depending on the nature and severity of your pain, we provide a wide range of treatment options and pain management techniques — from pain relieving medication, injections and nerve blocks to physio, occupational therapy and psychological support. Whatever your condition, our pain management experts are dedicated to improving your comfort, supporting your recovery and helping you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Expertise

Our multidisciplinary team of pain management consultants, specialist surgeons, nurses, osteopaths, rheumatologists and therapists work together to deliver the best treatment.

  • Dorsal root ganglion block

    Need to know

    The dorsal root ganglion is a bundle of sensory nerve cells that send impulses to your spinal cord. If your spinal nerves are irritated, an injection can block painful impulses. As well as treating pain, a dorsal root ganglion block can be used to help pinpoint the area and cause of your back pain.

  • Steroid injections for joint pain

    Need to know

    If you have arthritis or experience pain in your joints, local steroid (cortisone) injections could give you some relief. Joint pain is usually caused by inflammation. Steroid injections help reduce inflammation to reduce pain in that area.

  • Epidural for pain management

    Need to know

    During an epidural, an anti-inflammatory medicine, such as cortisone, is injected near the nerve roots that are causing pain. It can give you very effective relief during periods of acute pain as part of a comprehensive programme which includes stretching and strengthening exercises.

  • Labour pain relief epidural

    Need to know

    An epidural is commonly used to give pain relief during childbirth. It is a type of local anaesthetic which is injected into your spine to numb the nerves in your womb and cervix that send pain signals to your brain. It can help during a long, complicated or especially painful labour.

  • Facet joint injection

    Need to know

    The facet joints are thumbnail-sized pairs of joints in the neck, mid and lower back. Sometimes, they can cause pain in the head, neck, shoulders, chest, abdomen, bottom, groin or legs. A time-release steroid injection can be used to locate which joints are causing pain and help reduce inflammation.

  • Physio after spinal surgery and injury

    Need to know

    If you've had spinal decompression, spinal fusion or lumbar disc surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a rehabilitation plan. Initially this involves some gentle stretching and breathing exercises while you're in hospital. These will help to improve circulation and keep...

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

Our pain management consultants offer a holistic and tailored service to patients who suffer from chronic pain, whatever the cause.
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