At a pain clinic, patients will be seen by a pain medicine specialist and be offered a comprehensive and specialised assessment. This is likely to be multidisciplinary. Disciplines represented include specialist nursing, pain medicine specialist, clinical pain counsellor and acupuncturist.
- Biopsychosocial and mechanical assessment
- Investigation if appropriate (CT/ Uss/ MRI)
- Medication review
- Training for patients in non-pharmacologic approaches
- TENs instruction and loan
- Transpersonal counselling
- Interventional treatment
- Diagnostic nerve blocks – nerve root blocks, facet joint injections, plexus blocks, trigger point
- Therapeutic nerve ablation – radiofrequency denervation, pulsed radiofrequency
- Therapeutic neurolysis – phenol celiac and splanchnic plexus ablation, selective neurolysis
All primary diagnostic work complies with the 18 weeks target. Subsequent diagnostic procedures and therapeutic injections are classed as secondary treatments; and the 18 week target does not apply.
Contact the team
Dr Marcia Schofield, associative specialist: 01284 713580
Dr Louise Jeynes, consultant anaesthetist and pain management: 01284 713766
Dr Simon Law, consultant in pain medicine: 01284 713766
Dr Richard O'Flynn, consultant psychiatrist: 01284 713580
Caroline Seeley, clinical nurse specialist: 01284 712528
Charlotte Smiles, clinical nurse specialist: 01284 712528
Dawn Pretty, lead clinical nurse specialist: 01284 712528
Jo Hunter, senior clinical nurse specialist: 01284 712528
Jayne Sainsbury, senior clinical nurse specialist: 01284 712528
Paula Carnaby, mental health nurse specialist: 01284 712528
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