ABC Pain Clinic

Dr.Vidya Iyer, M.D., PDCC, FIPP (Europe)

Consultant in Pain Medicine

“A new era in pain management”

ABC Hospital has made a significant step in the interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of those living with pain.

ABC Pain clinic - comprehensive pain center

Any pain persisting for more than 3 months even after conservative management is termed chronic pain. If not treated in the early stages, it can lead to many problems including increase in pain, depression etc. Therefore, chronic pain needs special attention by a specialist in Pain Management.

Our pain clinic offers relief for patients suffering from pain for a long time and for those patients who have resigned to live with pain for the rest of their lives. Treatment approaches to chronic pain include and pharmacological measures, international procedures, physical therapy, physical exercise, application of ice / heat and psychological measures.

The pain Specialist assesses pain by eliciting a detailed history from the patient, performs C-clinical examination and Diagnostic Procedures to find out the source of pain. Thereafter, pain is managed with a multimodal Approach that includes the latest Interventional Pain Procedures.

These are percutaneous procedures (without surgery) done under image guidance (X-ray/USG/CT) to treat the cause of pain.

Commonly performed pain procedures

  • Facet joint or its nerve block for spinal pain (Neck / upper and lower back).
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injection for radicular pain.
  • Radiofrequency ablation for spinal pain.
  • Radiofrequency ablation for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
  • Various modalities for Osteoarthritis knee / shoulder joint pain.
  • Botox Therapy.
  • Ozone Therapy.

Some advanced procedures done at ABC pain clinic are

  • Decompressor Disectomy or Ozone Nucleolysis, Hydrodisectomy for sciatica pain / slipped disc.
  • Radiofrequency ablation for cancer pain.
  • Spinal cord stimulation for chronic intractable pain conditions like pain after back / neck surgery, phantom limb pain, gangrene limb.
  • Intrathecal implantable pump for delivery of special drugs for cancer pain.

Advantages

  • Surgery for back pain and slipped disc may be avoided.
  • No skin cut / sutures.
  • Comprehensive relief from pain, not just symptomatic treatment.
  • Improved quality of life.
  • Can resume normal work shortly after procedure.
  • Day care management, no need to stay in hospital.
  • Minimal side effects.
  • Indiscriminate usage of drugs can be avoided.
  • Immediate post-procedure recovery with minimal restrictions after procedures.

If you are suffering from

  • Back pain / sliped disc / sciatica
  • Neck pain / cervical spondylosis
  • Headaches including migraine
  • Nerve pain (Neuralgia / Neuropathy)
  • Pain after back / neck surgery
  • Cancer pain
  • Facial pain including Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any pain more than 3 months
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