Pain services patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Having an anaesthetic

Description:
This leaflet has been developed for adult patients who expect to have an operation or treatment requiring an anaesthetic. It explains what an anaesthetic is, how to prepare for it, and what to expect when you come to hospital.

INPUT Pain Management Unit - Helping people with ongoing pain reach their goals

Description:
This leaflet provides information about INPUT, our Pain Management Unit which helps people with chronic pain improve their health and sense of well-being.

Multiple cranial nerve blocks for headache and facial pain

Description:
This leaflet will answer your questions about multiple cranial nerve blocks (MCNBs), how we use them to treat pain, and what happens after your treatment.

Pain and Neuromodulation Academic Research Centre

Description:
This leaflet gives information about clinical trials at the Pain and Neuromodulation Academic Research Centre.

Pain management centre

Description:
This leaflet contains information about your appointment. with the Pain Management Centre

Pain relief options after major breast surgery

Description:
This leaflet explains more about taking pain relief after/for your breast surgery and the options that are available.

Phenol injection for the treatment of pain

Description:
This leaflet explains more about phenol injections, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Quantitative sensory testing (QST)

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to provide you with information relating to quantitative sensory testing (QST). QST examines how your nerve endings work and measures the sensation and pain thresholds for temperature, touch, pressure, and vibration.

Sacroiliac joint injection

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to provide you with information relating to facet joint injections and to answer some questions that you may have.

SPG stimulation for cluster headache

Description:
This leaflet explains about the benefits, risks and any alternatives to SPG treatment, and also gives information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.
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