Pain is fifth vital sign and most of us consider it to be a part of life or part of post surgery status. Both these type of pains when becomes chronic or ongoing it can/should be treated by an expert. Untreated chronic pain could be detrimental to individual health which may lead to various other problems like anger, irritability, depression, hormonal imbalance, poor control of diabetes and blood pressure and many more.

Pain management specialty is new branch of medical field which effectively diagnose and treat all types of unbearable pains by specially trained experts by comprehensive approach. To treat this chronic pain many methods like proper use of medication, nerve injections, radiofrequency ablations are used for pain management. Special type of physiotherapy, LASERs, manipulation treatment, taping is also included. Chronic pain management does not do major surgical procedures.

Patients suffering from pain which cannot be addressed by direct medical and surgical treatment and pain lasting for more than three to six months are the ideal candidates for referral.

Some of the common conditions properly diagnosed and treated by qualified and trained pain specialists are:

  • Back pain due to +/-sciatica, small disc prolapse and facet arthropathy.
  • Post laminectomy pain.
  • Cancer pain in various regions.
  • Facial neuralgia/occipital neuralgia/post herpetic neuralgia.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
  • Peripheral vascular disease pain.
  • Diabetic neuropathy pain.
  • Post-thoracotomy pain.
  • Phantom limb pain.

Since there are so many different causes of pain, there cannot be a single option for everyone. An individualised treatment plan is developed based on assessment of the patient’s current condition and needs. By and large, a multimodal approach is advocated to give optimum pain relief to our patients.

Contact the Hospital OPD on 8419999127 or reception on 8976028889 or 022-25374370 for further information and appointment.

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