Within the Pain Management Clinic: Doctors, Specialist Pain Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists work together to help you to manage your own pain through multiple means including appropriate use of medication, complimentary therapies and lifestyle adaptations.
We will teach you self-management strategies for your chronic pain condition and help you to apply them in your day to day life.
Topics covered include:
- Why has my pain become chronic?
- Exercise or advice on function
- Home and work adaptations
- Psychological support
All of which will compliment any prescribed medical interventions such as pain relieving medicines and injections where appropriate. We also provide information about TENS machines.
Our Doctors and pain nurses also provide specialist pain management support for inpatient services.
Our aim is to provide you with a set of tools that you can use to help minimise pain where possible and to assist you in getting back to activities you used to enjoy so you can live the fullest life possible, despite living with pain.
The Pain Management Clinic is not an emergency service so CANNOT provide immediate care, advice and medication when experiencing flare-ups. However, we can discuss this in your next planned appointment.
If you are having a flare up and require immediate help or medical advice then you must contact your GP or call NHS 111 for assistance and advice.
For any other enquiries please leave a message with the Pain Management Clinic secretaries on 01553 613228/613419 and someone will get back to you in due course. Due to clinical demands this may not always be on the same day so please be patient.
If you need to cancel or re-arrange your appointment please call our bookings team on 01553 613399.
There are a range of different professions involved in the Pain Management Clinic. The team work very closely to provide individualized care to those who are referred to the clinic.
You may like to watch this easy to follow video about chronic pain. It helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain - that itís not a joint or muscle problem, rather a 're-wiring' of the brain perception of itself. In other words, the brain has become more sensitive than before and can use help from different clinicians to help it to become less sensitive. Youíll find the video here.
Below you will find more information about each profession, the types of services they offer and what to expect if you are referred.