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At The Edinburgh Clinic we offer fast access to private appointments with specialist pain medicine consultants for all aspects of chronic pain management.
In its simplest form, pain is caused by tissue damage, for example, if you have been burnt, cut or have a broken bone. Sometimes pain is caused by dysfunction in the nerves carrying pain messages.
If these nerve fibres and pathways become damaged or broken, it can create a range of painful, unusual, or uncomfortable sensations, ranging from acute, exquisite pain, to tingling or ‘pins and needles’ sensations, to continuous aching or throbbing pain. This is known as neuropathic pain.
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Pain can be caused by a range of conditions, including injury and disease, such as:
We all experience pain from time-to-time in our daily lives but mostly it is self-limiting and runs its course. Pain that becomes chronic can be very debilitating and a constant source of frustration. It can be difficult to explain and its source can be hard to determine. What’s more, it can have major effects on your work, social and family.
Chronic pain is the term typically given to pain that occurs for three months or longer. Chronic pain is a common condition that affects up to one in five adults in Scotland (source: Scottish Government PDF).
Acute pain is something we experience when we injure ourselves or suffer some form of trauma. It is also our body’s way of warning us when an underlying disease process may be developing, prompting us to seek help.
For the majority of people acute pain settles down as the body’s healing processes take effect or when a disease is brought under control. However, for some individuals pain persists beyond the usual or expected time, and can become ‘chronic pain’.
When we experience pain, especially if it is persistent, an early intervention can be a huge relief, not to mention clinically important. If you choose to come to The Edinburgh Clinic, we aim to help you access holistic, specialist care when you need it.
We understand that the persistence of pain can become a major obstacle in trying to live a normal life, both physically and emotionally. If you suffer from chronic pain, seeing a specialist and having your condition assessed, diagnosed and treated quickly can make all the difference.
That’s why we work with specialists across a range of clinical areas to offer a cohesive service for the holistic management of pain. Our team aims to reduce your pain, address the emotional impact of the pain and increase your mobility, activity and overall well-being
Our pain management service aims to offer fast access to a comprehensive specialist service for the management of all aspects of chronic pain, including:
Our pain service includes:
You can self-refer for some of our services, including specialist physiotherapy and Psychology and CBT. A referral from your GP is required to see a consultant in pain medicine.
We work with a range of specialists to help you get the best from your private healthcare experience, including:
Our team understands that the persistence of pain can become a major obstacle in trying to live a normal life, both physically and emotionally. They aim to reduce your pain, address the emotional impact of the pain and increase your mobility, activity and overall well-being.
Our Consultants in Pain Medicine are Dr Grice and Dr Stewart. They have undergone advanced training to become specialists in pain management and anaesthesia and are all Fellows of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). The Faculty drives standards in pain medicine across the UK.
Because there are a wide range of approaches to pain treatment, our services vary in price. More detailed information is available on our guide price list.
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