The Pain Service provides a service to both acute and chronic pain patients. Acute pain is pain that is associated with acute injury or disease. Chronic pain is pain that has persisted for longer than three months or past the expected time of healing.
The Acute Pain Team provides support and advice in the management of acute (severe) pain for patients during their hospital stay and following any recent intervention. The aim of the team is to ensure that all patients receive high quality pain management care.
The Chronic Pain service is a specialist team including consultants in pain medicine, a clinical psychologist, physiotherapists and specialist nurses. We offer a range of treatments and interventions in the management of chronic pain, some of which involve the use of medication and others which don’t. Our aim with all treatments is to support and assist patients to manage their pain more effectively and improve their quality of life. The latter may involve patients being invited to attend our comprehensive multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme.
Treatments may include –
- Joint injections
- Spinal injections
- Pain management programmes