Fast track your treatment
To book an appointment or speak with one of our friendly team, please get in touch using the options below
Pain is very personal and subjective, with no two people experiencing it in the same way
Pain is very personal and subjective, with no two people experiencing it in the same way. If you are living with chronic pain that remains unresolved or unexplained, a pain management specialist can help you to find ways to manage and adapt to your situation.
Our pain management consultants are highly experienced in the multifaceted realities of living in pain and develop a bespoke treatment plan for every person we see. From medication to physiotherapy to counselling, we'll help you find ways to work through your pain, referring you seamlessly through to other specialists wherever necessary.
Call or book online today to find out how we can help you take control of your pain.
All pain is unpleasant, but if you are living with chronic pain it can affect every aspect of your life. From your personal relationships to your social life, your career to your sleep quality, long-term pain shows its negative impact more than many realise. Pain can stop you from going about your daily life as normal, it can change the way you feel able to interact with others. And so it's no surprise that it also affects your mental health.
Pain management medicine offers solutions for a broad range of pain conditions, focusing on the diagnosis, management and treatment of various problems that can cause chronic pain. It also helps people to cope with undiagnosed or unexplained pain that becomes a long-term problem.
At Circle Health Group we offer integrated pain management services. These are led by consultants who specialise in pain medicine and work alongside experts from a variety of disciplines, including surgeons, pharmacists and physiotherapists. They will often consult with specialists in areas such as neurology, rheumatology and orthopaedics. We take a holistic view of pain management, and we make the most of our multidisciplinary teams to offer you the best service we can.
Many varieties of cancer bring with them significant pain and a visit to a pain management specialist might be recommended alongside other treatments you are having.
Joint pain is incredibly common and there are many treatments available that can help you reduce and manage the pain you're experiencing in order to put off more invasive treatments such as joint replacement surgery.
Our experts can help you to manage postoperative pain, which not only reduces the risk of certain complications, but also helps you to get moving more quickly and may contribute to a faster recovery.
Lupus, Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the autoimmune disorders that can cause chronic pain, alongside other difficult symptoms, that might be helped with pain management.
Headaches can have many causes. A pain specialist can help you to identify causes and triggers as well as helping you to find the right medication for you.
This is just one of a number of chronic pain conditions that have no known cure. Pain management can help you to find ways through the pain and help you live with it.
Many gynaecological conditions are known to cause significant pain, with endometriosis being one of the most prevalent.
Back pain is often caused by injury and has the potential to severely limit our mobility without treatment.
Damage to the nerves can cause significant pain alongside symptoms such as tingling and stinging.
Sometimes, pain doesn't have an obvious cause. Sometimes pain continues even after the cause has been removed. In these instances, it is crucial to get an expert opinion.
One of the most common treatments to manage chronic pain is medication. Your consultant will help you find the right prescription for your individual needs, which could be anything from anti-inflammatory drugs to opiates, muscle relaxants to peripheral nerve blocks.
A pain management specialist will typically help you find ways to adapt your lifestyle so that you avoid triggers for your pain, as well as advising you on any ways you could reduce your pain naturally. For example, knee pain can be significantly eased by losing weight, and improving your sleep hygiene can relieve pain somewhat as there is a link between lack of sleep and chronic pain.
Physiotherapy can help you to restore your movement and function if you have been affected by a chronic pain condition. It can help you to build up strength and flexibility, reduce pain, improve your fitness and boost your mood. A physiotherapist will build a bespoke programme of exercises for you, based on your unique symptoms and medical history.
An epidural steroid injection involves injecting drugs, such as local anaesthetics and steroids, into an area called the epidural space which is around and below your spinal cord. The local anaesthetic drugs affect the nerves to relieve pain. The steroids reduce inflammation and may make the pain relief last longer.
An epidural injection can give you short-term pain relief, allowing you to move around more easily. The treatment usually takes about fifteen minutes.
If you have joint pain, a joint injection may be considered. This involves an injection of steroids or other medications directly into the hip joint. It can be used to help diagnose the problem and identify the cause of pain, and also reduces inflammation and promotes movement in the joint.
Injection therapy can be performed with local anaesthesia or a combination of local anaesthetic and steroids. It's performed in the operating theatre using X-ray guidance.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a very common form of therapy used to help people with chronic pain feel better and more in control. It can help you to see things from a new perspective and it can train you to react differently to your pain. Other forms of talk therapy (psychotherapy) can be beneficial too, so ask your consultant what they think is the best choice for you.
Often treatment will be covered by your private health insurance, but not always. Speak to your provider directly to see what's included in your policy.
If you want to pay for your own treatment, you can either pay in full or take advantage of our flexible payment options, which allow you to spread the cost over a period of up to five years.
Our self-pay customers benefit from fixed-price packages, meaning you'll know exactly what you're going to pay before you book your surgery. Your initial consultation and early diagnostic tests won't be included, but the cost of your surgery and hospital fees are, and so is your aftercare programme. There are no hidden costs down the line.
To book your initial consultation, call our dedicated team of advisors, or take advantage of our easy online booking system.
If you would like to learn more about our pain management treatments, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly.