Pain Conditions

Our pain unit treats a variety of conditions that may cause back pain including sciatica, disc issues and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Treating back pain is not always a simple process and our experts can give you the best possible advice to manage your pain. Treatment includes conservative optimisation of medication, physical therapy as well as ultrasound guided injections.

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June 6, 2016

Pain Specialities

Brachalgia and neck pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Myofacial pain disorder
Neuropathic pain
Pain following spine surgery
Pain psychology

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Blog Posts

  • Sciatica Pain Treatment Sciatica Pain Treatment

    What is sciatica?Sciatica is a very painful condition that affects the largest nerve in your body. This nerve runs out the bottom of your spine, ...

  • Bone Fractures Vs Bone Breaks Bone Fractures Vs Bone Breaks

    To start this article about bone fractures off, we want to discuss the age-old debate as to whether a bone is fractured or broken. This ...

  • Knee Pain Treatment Knee Pain Treatment

    Knee pain can be a real, well, pain in the knee. It can leave you feeling very low and make any activities very difficult. Knee ...

  • Rheumatology Rheumatology

    As it is Back Care Awareness Week here in the UK (we’re sure you are all celebrating with your family and friends) we have decided ...

  • Pain Team Pain Team

    This week being back care awareness week, we have decided to write some articles about the services available to patients suffering from back pain. Long-term ...

  • Nerve Damage Nerve Damage

    Your nervous systemYour nervous system is involved in absolutely everything your body does. From breathing to muscle movement, your nervous system plays a part. In ...

  • What Is Neurophysiology? What Is Neurophysiology?

    Neurophysiology, also referred to as electrodiagnostic testing, refers to investigations used to diagnosed peripheral nervous system disorders. These investigations aim to test how well and ...

  • Torn Ligament Torn Ligament

    Torn ligaments in the knee can put you out of action quickly.  They hurt a lot and can really limit what you can do. Ligament ...

  • Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

    What is sciatica?Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve which the long nerve that runs down your leg. It is the nerve that gives you pins and ...

  • The Possible Causes Of Knee Pain The Possible Causes Of Knee Pain

    One of the biggest problems for doctors when it comes to diagnosing knee pain is the amount of conditions it can be. The knee is ...

  • What Is Sciatica? What Is Sciatica?

    Sciatica affects the largest nerve in your body. The sciatic nerve. This nerve comes out the bottom of your spine and runs down your leg. ...

  • Articular Cartilage And Chondrotissue Grafts Articular Cartilage And Chondrotissue Grafts

    What is the articular cartilage?The articular cartilage is the cartilage surfaces in your joints. This is responsible for allowing your joints to move smoothly, in ...

  • Stiffness And Grinding Stiffness And Grinding

    What is joint stiffness and why does it occur? Unfortunately, joint stiffness is a part of ageing. As we age, our joints become stiff because ...

  • What Is A Steroid Injection? What Is A Steroid Injection?

    Steroids are laboratory-made versions of the hormones normally made by the adrenal glands. These are the two glands found above the kidneys. These laboratory-made hormones ...

  • What Is Short Term Back Pain What Is Short Term Back Pain

    In a medical sense, short-term means roughly two weeks. That is to say, if you have back pain for less than two weeks, it is ...

  • What Is A Big Toe Cheilectomy? What Is A Big Toe Cheilectomy?

    A big toe cheilectomy is a surgery that is carried out to remove excessive bone in your big toe. This excess bone forms on top ...

  • Inflammation Inflammation

    In this article, we are going explore the inflammation that comes with arthritis. Of course, there are other types of inflammation, like the inflammation that ...

  • Myofascial Pain Disorder Myofascial Pain Disorder

    Myofascial pain disorder is a chronic pain syndrome. It occurs when pressure is put on sensitive points in your muscles. These are known as pressure ...

  • What Is Repetitive Motion Syndrome? What Is Repetitive Motion Syndrome?

    Repetitive motion syndrome is also sometimes called repetitive motion disorders. It is the name given to a group of muscular conditions that can be caused ...

  • Elbow Joint Pain Elbow Joint Pain

    The elbow joint is quite a common site for pain because it is a joint that we use constantly and this use can cause multiple ...

  • What Is Degenerative Joint Disease? What Is Degenerative Joint Disease?

    Degenerative joint disease is considered the most common chronic joint condition. Wherever two bones meet in a body, there is a joint. The ends of ...

  • The Possible Causes Of Neck Muscle Pain The Possible Causes Of Neck Muscle Pain

    Most of us will experience neck pain in our lives. Most of the time, this neck pain will be caused by the muscles in our ...

  • What Is Disc Degeneration Disease? What Is Disc Degeneration Disease?

    Disc degeneration disease isn’t really a disease, this is just the name given to the normal changes that occur in your spine as you age. ...

  • What Is A Total Disc Replacement? What Is A Total Disc Replacement?

    A total disc replacement is not suitable for everyone with back pain. It is a back surgery that should only be considered when the more ...

  • What Is Shoulder Tendonitis? What Is Shoulder Tendonitis?

    Shoulder tendonitis is a condition that affects the rotator cuff. The condition itself affects the muscles and the tendons that make up the shoulder which ...

  • What Are Ingrown Toenails? What Are Ingrown Toenails?

    Ingrown toenails are a painful condition that can affect any toe on your foot. They occur when a sharp corner of one of your nails ...

  • Pain In The Elbow Pain In The Elbow

     A pain in your elbow can have massive implications in your daily life. You may not be able to lift, throw, swing or even hug. ...

  • Top Of The Foot Pain Top Of The Foot Pain

     Multiple conditions can cause top of the foot pain. The most common way of injuring the top of your foot is by overusing it in ...

  • What Is Back Numbness? What Is Back Numbness?

     Back numbness can be indirectly caused by many back conditions. It is actually a neurological condition, however, so although a back condition causes the numbness, ...

  • What Is Radiating Back Pain? What Is Radiating Back Pain?

     Back pain is so common that it is likely we will all be affected by it at some point. In most cases, we will only ...

  • Pain Psychology Pain Psychology

     Pain is perhaps the most common reason people go and see a doctor. However, it isn’t easy treating pain. To treat pain, you must find ...

  • What Is An Ankle Sprain? What Is An Ankle Sprain?

     When there is a trauma to the ligaments in your foot, it is called a sprained ankle. The ligaments are the things that connect your ...

  • Long Term Back Pain Long Term Back Pain

     Long term back pain is a fairly common problem, but in most cases, the cause isn’t anything serious. The pain will usually go away on ...

  • Spinal Fractures Spinal Fractures

     A spinal fracture is not like a fracture in the arm or leg. A spinal fracture can pinch and damage the nerves in the spine. ...

  • Tendonitis In The Elbow Tendonitis In The Elbow

     Tendonitis in the elbow, or more commonly known, tennis elbow, is a condition that can cause pain on the outside of the elbow. It often ...

  • Swelling In The Feet Swelling In The Feet

     The list of causes of swelling in the feet is long and varied. They range from injuries to medical conditions. Fluid retention is one of ...

  • Possible Causes Of Leg Pain Possible Causes Of Leg Pain

     Leg pain can stem from a whole lot of different conditions that don’t necessarily have to start in the leg. This can make diagnosis an ...

  • Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic Pain

     Neuropathic pain typically comes with some type of tissue damage or injury. It is a chronic pain state that is a direct result of damaged ...

  • Causes of Ankle Pain Causes of Ankle Pain

     Ankle pain is a very common problem here in the UK, and it is a problem with many causes. It’s important that you get ankle ...

  • High Arches And Foot Pain High Arches And Foot Pain

     What are high arches?Your arch is made up of the metatarsal and tarsal bones which are held in place by supporting ligaments and tendons. They ...

  • Back Stiffness Back Stiffness

     Back stiffness is a very common issue here in the UK. At some point in our lives, we are all likely to experience some form ...

  • Neck Nerve Pain Neck Nerve Pain

    Nerves are information highways, they send messages from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. Along with many other signals and ...

  • Meniscal Tears Meniscal Tears

     Today’s article is all about meniscal tears. We are going to see the causes, symptoms and treatments of meniscal tears and also find out what ...

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  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

    Overview of anterior cruciate ligament injuries Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are some of the most common to affect the knee joint. The knee joint is a very complex thing with many ligaments, tendons and bones that can be damaged in many ways. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is most prone to injuries during sport. Particularly […]

  • What Is A Knee Specialist?

    A knee specialist is a doctor that has studied the knee extensively. This knee doctor knows the complex structure of the knee better than any other doctor. They can examine your knee and discuss your symptoms with you and have a very good idea what is happening in your knee and why you are in […]

  • Spine Problems

    There are many problems that affect the spine. While we are going to try and include all of these spine problems in this article, we may miss out the less common spine problems as there is a lot to get through. If you think you have one of the spine problems discussed in this article, […]