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:

  • consultants
  • nurses
  • psychologists
  • physiotherapists
  • 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.

Our consultants

Thomas Smith, clinical lead

Adnan Al-Kaisy

Joseph Azzopardi

Fauzia Hasnie

Sandesha Kothari

Giorgio Lambru

Min Liu

Stefano Palmisani

David Pang

Thomas Yearwood

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.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8877

Email: [email protected]

We'll reply to your email within 3 working days.

Address: pain management, ground floor, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EP

Helping you live with long-term pain

Our INPUT pain management department helps people living with long-term (chronic) pain.

Our pain management programmes help with the psychological, physical and social impacts of long-term pain, helping to improve your quality of life.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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