Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Pain Management?


I posted about my issues about a week ago looking for some help but unfortunately haven't had any responses so I have been looking through as many other posts as possible to look for help and guidance.
Something that seems to be mentioned a lot is "Pain Management" - people say that they see a pain management doctor or that going for pain management has been the best decision they have made etc and I was wondering if someone could explain this to me in more detail? Is it a special kind of doctor that you see, and if so, how does it work? what kind of things do they do with you? Also, if people could let me know where they're from that would be great - I am from England and not sure if we have pain management doctors here? (if I am interpreting what people are saying correctly)

Any help or advice much appreciated =)


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,839
    There are a number of Spine-Health forum threads and formal medical articles that cover these subjects:

    Common Pain Management procedures

    What is a physiatrist

    Your first pain management appointment

    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Kirstij79KKirstij79 UKPosts: 158
    edited 02/02/2016 - 5:17 AM
    I also am from the UK, I'm in the North West and I go to a Pain Clinic, my GP referred me and it is great. They are the ones that have referred me to a neurosurgeon for example. I have a pain consultant, a Physio, a pain specialist nurse and a medication specialist nurse, all under the umbrella of Pain Clinic.
    Ask your GP for a referral and let me know how you get on.
    Kirsti x
  • SophieanneSSophieanne Posts: 21
    edited 02/02/2016 - 8:53 AM
    dilauro: Thank you for the literature, I will definitely read through that!

    Kirsti: Thank you for your response! It's great to hear from someone else in the UK and it sounds like you've had a lot of help from your referral so I will definitely ask my GP about it!

    Thanks so much for your help guys, I really appreciate it! =) x
  • I'm in Scotland, just been referred to the Chronic Pain Management Service via my GP.  I've not been yet, but I've been told that a specialist will give me a telephone consultation and then I'll be invited to a group meeting with other patients.  After which I'll have access to a pain consultant, physiotherapist and psychologist, which to be honest the way I'm feeling at the moment I think might come in handy. 

    I have been in pain for 18 months and it took the word of somebody on this site for me to go to my GP and ask about a referral, ridiculous that it's not offered as standard for people with ongoing pain.  I guess the NHS is struggling though and you really have to push for things.  Good luck.
  • I am in the UK, the North West. Have been referred by my neurosurgeon  to go to the pain clinic. My second spinal surgery has failed and he thinks I am a candidate for the  electrical stimulator......
Sign In or Register to comment.