Pain can affect any part of the body, but it is particularly common around the spine and in the joints. We, at the London Interventional Clinic, offer rapid expert assessment of acute and chronic cases of painful spinal disorders in order diagnose and treat underlying causes and prevent deterioration of the pain or the underlying condition.
Treatment… What can be done?
The treatments available for pain are vast and will depend on the cause. Investigations such as an MRI may be required as part of the assessment process to look more closely at the cause. Our approach is interventional; by name and nature, we treat pain by interventional means with injections, topical patches and radiofrequency so that our patients can avoid open or major surgery (where appropriate) and avoid the use of ongoing or lifelong medication. There are times and cases of course where medication is appropriate, possibly in conjunction with interventional procedures. Treatment may entail a combination of the following depending on clinical indication:
Injection therapy with:
Long-acting local anaesthetic
Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid), with or without the addition of steroid
Botulinum Toxin A and steroid combined
Qutenza patch treatment:
Capsaicin patches (applied to the skin under close medical supervision within a specialised clinic)
Physical therapy-based rehabilitation:
Manual therapy and home exercise programmes
Movement based therapies such as yoga or Pilates
Chiropractic and osteopathic methods
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs i.e. Ibuprofen)
Some anti-depressant and anti-epileptic drugs
Stronger medications such as opioids
Topical gels and creams (applied to the area affected area)
Your Treatment Pathway
At the London Interventional Clinic, we have a holistic approach to treating your pain. One of our consultants will first see you for an initial consultation at any of our clinics across London to assess your medical history and examine you in order to make recommendations as to a treatment plan. Your bespoke plan may include investigations, minimally invasive pain management techniques, physical therapy based rehabilitation, medication or onward referrals to allied healthcare providers (such as a shoulder specialist). We will take care of the arrangements for any stage of your treatment plan; arranging private prescriptions, MRIs, treatments (outpatient therapy and daycase procedures) and referrals for physical therapy and other expert input.
You will be assessed and treated, taking into account all clinical and significant lifestyle factors that may be affecting or impacting on your condition. Usually your consultant will want to review you periodically but this will be outlined as part of your plan.
Please contact us on 0208 185 7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a consultation or with any enquiries you may have.
- Make an appointment
- Email confirmation of your appointment location and a pain questionnaire to complete
- Assessment and consultation
- Formulation of a multi-stage treatment plan, outlining all recommended options
- Any investigations required
- Booking and undergoing your procedure
- Physical therapy where appropriate
- Follow up review 4-6 weeks post procedure