HSSH launches specialist pain clinic

HSSH launches specialist pain clinic

The Harley Street Specialist Hospital (HSSH), the new consultant-led hospital in the heart of London’s Harley Street Medical Area, is to open a dedicated pain management clinic.

The clinic has a focus on delivering exemplary patient experience in the pain management sphere with more than 14 highly experienced pain consultants available to treat specialist areas.

The HSSH pain team comprises both doctors and consultant surgeons with the ability to cross-refer within the hospital depending on the specific needs of the patient. Experts work across the board in pain management, orthopaedics and oral maxillo facial and treat a broad range of specific conditions such as:

  • Spinal
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Dental
  • Back
  • Shoulder, Upper limb and hand
  • Knee, hip, foot and ankle

HSSH pain experts focus on conservative management and treatment pathways first. Living with pain can be life limiting whether pain is acute (triggered by another condition, or because of trauma or injury) or if it is chronic pain (lasting 3 months or more) the impact on a person’s life is tremendous.

Marcus Whiteley, Chief Operating Officer, HSSH, said; “Creating proper whole-body solutions for alleviating and managing pain is critical for a person’s emotional wellbeing. Pain is prevalent in our times with one third of all adults in the UK suffering with lower back pain. Around 20% of these people seek advice from their GP[1] . This equates to around 2.6 million patients every year[2]. Our goal is to assist people in taking action to manage a pain free life with treatment and the correct strategies. The breadth of experience that we have in the team is, we believe, unparalleled and we hope to help a lot of people.”

HSSH has immediate access to world-class scanning in the form of MRI, CT scan and X ray. There is also a bespoke service to address wisdom teeth removal in a professional environment led by a highly experienced consultant.

The purpose of pain within the body has a positive role. Pain is a warning signal that has evolved over millennia to make people aware of danger. There are pain receptors in skin, organs and nerves that detect danger and send an urgent message to the brain. An instantaneous reflex action will move the body part away from danger. This process makes links with physical reaction, thoughts and emotions.

 

References:

1. Macfarlane, G. J., Jones, G. T., and Hannaford, P. C., 2006

2. Arthritis Research Campaign., 2002

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