Chronic pain is a common presentation in clinical practice and for clinicians and patients alike, it often means a lengthy and frustrating search for effective treatment.
We can offer the specialist expertise and care that breaks this cycle. When you refer your patients to Berkshire Pain Clinic, we will provide a thorough initial assessment by a highly experienced consultant in pain medicine, resulting in an appropriate treatment plan. We have access to physiotherapy and other complementary therapies locally or can refer you to services closer to you.
Pain conditions have psychosocial as well as physical aspects and we therefore take a holistic approach. Most patients benefit from a multi-modal pain management plan so we will usually recommend a combination of therapeutic interventions. This might include lifestyle changes, exercise, physiotherapy, spinal manipulation or psychological support, as well as interventional procedures where these are indicated. In addition, rationalising the patient’s pain medications is often a key element of the treatment plan, with the aim of maximising clinical benefit while minimising the risk of adverse events and dependency.