“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”
— George Orwell, 1984 —
What is chronic pain syndrome?
Chronic pain is a type of discomfort that lasts persistently for more than three months or beyond the time it normally takes to heal. Contrary to acute pain, chronic pain is somewhat mysterious. Some ongoing health issues like cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and others are reasons behind chronic pain, which can also result from serious surgical or accidental traumas or minor injuries.
Here are some chronic pain conditions we can treat:
• Persistent pain after surgery, for example hip, knees, abdomen, spine, pelvis.
• Severe pain unsuitable for surgical management, for example, arthritis with several comorbidities
• Pain from recurring strain injury, for example, back or shoulder pain
• Pain of unclear medical diagnosis
5 Facts about chronic pain syndrome
Chronic pain is an unpleasant emotional and sensory experience
Chronic pain lasts over a longer period of time compared to acute pain. It is also resistant to most medical treatments and causes severe distress for patients
There’s no test to measure the intensity of chronic pain precisely
Chronic pain syndrome affects men and women differently due to psychology, hormones, and culture
Chronic pain syndrome can affect both genders and people of all ages. However, the condition is most common in females. People suffering from chronic depression and other mental health conditions are more likely to acquire chronic pain
Watch out for these symptoms of Chronic Pain Syndrome
Experience of persistent pain
Constipation, tiredness and weight gain
Loss of interest in routine activities
Our holistic approach to treatment for chronic pain syndrome
Our pain management service includes timely diagnosis and medication for those suffering from trauma, degenerative conditions, complex medical issues, neuro-immunological conditions, joint and muscle pathology, cancer, and women’s pain.
Psychiatric treatment for Chronic Pain Syndrome
Our psychiatrists use a cognitive model to change the negative, unrealistic, and unhelpful thoughts which can result in an increased perception of pain, anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, lethargy and apathy, overdependence on pain medications, and improper sleep.
Using this cognitive behavioural approach our aims are to manage your chronic pain by challenging and changing negative thoughts and beliefs about pain and other stressors with the following:
- Relaxation techniques
- Distraction techniques
- Pacing of activity
Pain Management specialists for Chronic Pain Syndrome
A pain management specialist is a physician having special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. As new drugs, techniques, and technologies proliferate, our pain management physician is trained to use their knowledge effectively and safely to help patients.
Our specialist coordinate additional pain relief care for patients, such as physical and psychological therapy, to offer a comprehensive treatment plan having a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain treatment