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#1 summer


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:03 PM

Hi Everyone,
Could someone pleease tell me what a Pain Clinic does, I know it is for patients that experience chronic pain, but what do they actually do?

Many thanks

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 09:39 PM

Hi, Celia

I have no personal experience with a pain management clinic, but there are several links on our Pain Management page which you may find useful.

This WebMD article is interesting: Living With Pain
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:45 AM

Well my pain clinic gave me shots to help with the pain. They look over your MRI and talk about what it going on with you then they schedule you come back in to get a shot. I had three sets of shots every two weeks. That is what I had done recently. Well I hope this helps some with your questions. Take care, Sam

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:39 PM

My hubby has vast experience with Pain Management Clinics - about 5 years worth due to his back. Most pain doctors are anethesioligists (sp?). The Pain Dr. will evaluate your pain, may order tests and sets up a treatment program to help you manage your pain and to improve your quality of life. This may include medications, epidural injections, bio-feedback, physical therapy, home exercises and other ways to help you control pain. Like any other specialists there are bad, good and great clinics (we've seen them all!). After 4 years on heavy doses of pain medication my husband got a neuro-stimulator implanted (like a super-duper internal TENS unit) and he is off all pain meds. Does he still have pain? - Yes, but it is within a managable level for him and he now feels in control of his life again.

Constant pain puts your body under terrible stress - as if living with a chronic disease that changes almost daily isn't enough cause for stress. If pain can be controlled it really will make a difference in your day to day outlook on life.
Ann R

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