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Long-term (chronic) pain management

 

Contacts

Phone: 020 7188 8877

Email: gstt-tr.painappointmentandadmissions@nhs.net

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

Map to pain management (PDF 1.96MB)

Overview

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.

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.

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.

Team

Consultants in the pain management centre: