Drug Delivery Systems
This involves implanting a pump into the patient's body so as to deliver pain-relieving drugs directly to the spinal cord.
Psychological Help Pain Management
Chronic pain can have profound psychological effects, including feelings of hopelessness, anger, sadness, and even despair. These feelings can interfere with your ability to perform your job or your normal daily activities.
Psychological therapy aim to reduce the disability and distress caused by chronic persistent pain, by teaching sufferers physical, psychological and practical techniques to improve their quality of life. They differ from standard pain clinic therapy in that pain relief is not the primary goal. Your treatment plan may include the following psychological therapies: Individual and group counseling, Biofeedback, Relaxation techniques, Self-hypnosis Visual imaging Learning or conditioning techniques.
In some cases, referral to a Consultant Surgeon may be necessary in order to relieve chronic pain; surgery, however comes at the very end of the line and everything possible is done at the Pain Clinic in order to avoid surgery.