Our pain management service is a large, multi-disciplinary service. It operates across several sites, although it is mainly based at Edgware Community Hospital.
The team offers a range of treatments designed to improve quality of life and manage long-term pain problems.
As well as outpatient clinics and theatre day-case treatments, we also offer pain management programmes and treat inpatients with post-operative or non-surgical acute pain.
The team’s philosophy for each patient is to approach mind and body as a whole, to best help patients with their pain and its consequences. This whole-person, multi-disciplinary way of working has given the unit an excellent reputation among local doctors, patients and others.
The clinical team includes consultants, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses — all specialising in pain management. The service also has a team of administrators helping to manage the service.
- Understanding pain in less than five minutes — an easy-to-follow video about chronic page.
- Pain and Me — a video about chronic pain, acceptance and commitment.
- Taming the beast — Professor Lorimer Moseley, a clinical scientist who investigates pain in humans, explains how pain works and new approaches to help reduce your pain.
- Why things hurt — Professor Lorimer Moseley explores whether we actually experience pain or if it is an illusion.
- When mental health gets physical – a BBC video exploring what happens when mental health problems come with physical aches and pains.
- Flippin’ Pain — a public health campaign that aims to change the way we think about, talk about and treat persistent pain.
- Live Well with Pain — a website for people living with persistent pain and those who support them.
- The Pain Toolkit — a website that aims to help people self-manage persistent pain.
- Action on Pain charity — provides support and advice for people affected by chronic pain.
- The 24 strands of living well with pain — a website setting out the strands that are important to consider in order to live a good life with persistent pain.
- Living with chronic pain — self-help audio listening for those who suffer persistent pain.
We accept referrals from GPs and services within our hospitals. GP referrals are encouraged to use the choose and book system.