Long-term (chronic) pain management
Our pain management and neuromodulation centre is a national centre of excellence. We specialise in treating people with long-term (chronic) pain. This is pain that lasts longer than 3 months.
The centre is a leader in spinal cord stimulation and other neuromodulation techniques. Neuromodulation means using technology on the nerve to change the nerve activity.
Long-term pain could happen after:
- an injury
- an operation
- an illness
It may also appear without any reason.
In our team we have:
- occupational therapists
We'll work together to understand how pain is impacting your life. We'll develop a treatment plan to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
Our treatment won't make your pain go away permanently but it can help with your symptoms.
We provide assessments for conditions including:
- long-term (chronic) headaches
- facial pain
- pelvic pain
We work with back (spinal) surgeons when assessing and treating back pain.
Thomas Smith, clinical lead
Research and clinical trials
We have a research team to improve our understanding of long-term pain conditions.
We may ask if you would like to take part in research. This is your choice and will not affect your care if you choose not to.
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.