Pain Management Clinic

Pain is the most common complaint in patients with diseases, injuries, disorders, and conditions. Pain also occurs in those who are undergoing treatments for diseases and conditions. Acute pain lasts for a short time and goes away when one heals. On the other hand, chronic pain lasts for months or years.

The good thing is that pain can be successfully managed with procedures, medications, therapy, and exercises. To relieve or reduce pain, one approach or a combination of a few approaches may be recommended by your healthcare provider. Even if it is not possible to completely relieve your pain in a short span of time, your healthcare provider will work with you and formulate a pain management plan that best suits your needs and helps you feel better.


Who needs pain management?

Anyone who suffers from a disease or disorder that has pain as one of the symptoms can benefit from a pain management plan. A tailored pain management plan can help manage pain in patients suffering from chronic health conditions.

Pain is one of the predominant symptoms of a diverse range of infections, injuries, and diseases. For example, nearly all types of cancers are associated with a certain degree of cancer pain. Chest pain is one of the first signs of a heart attack and the pain can refer to your back, arms, or jaw. Following are some of the most common conditions that may give rise to pain:

  • Arthritis and joint and muscle injuries
    Several types of arthritis including gout and osteoarthritis give rise to joint pain. Orthopaedic injuries also lead to pain and stiffness and limit mobility.
  • Autoimmune disorders
    Crohn’s disease, lupus, and autoimmune disorders make your immune system work against the body and cause pain.
  • Back injuries
    Sciatica, herniated discs, and other back problems also limit mobility and cause pain.
  • Chronic pain disorders
    Several disorders can result in widespread pain all over the body, including central pain syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
  • Endometriosis
    This condition is characterised by growth of the uterine lining outside the uterine wall. It results in irregular periods and abdominal pain.
  • Facial pain
    A number of conditions can result in pain in the face including abscesses, teeth, trigeminal neuralgia, and other dental problems.
  • Headaches
    Cluster headaches and migraine headaches result in pain in the neck and the head.
  • Urinary tract problems and kidney stones
    Presence of kidney stones gives rise to severe pain especially at the time of urination. Painful bladder syndrome or interstitial cystitis results in pelvic pressure and pain.
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
    Damage of the nerves leads to stinging, pain, and tingling. A common type of neuropathy is carpal tunnel syndrome.

What are the benefits of adequate pain management?

A tailored pain management plan helps the patient feel better mentally and physically. Although total relief from pain is not always possible, it is possible to make it respond in a different way. With a pain management program, many people with chronic pain enjoy a better life.

Living with pain can be very hard, both mentally and physically. If you are experiencing pain due to any disease, disorder, or illness, talk to your healthcare provider about it. He will formulate a pain management plan for you to make you feel better.

Effective pain management and palliative care depends on a comprehensive evaluation to identify the different psychological, physical, social, mental, and spiritual aspects specific to each patient. The pain symptom needs to be assessed deeply to determine which components of pain prevail as this helps the doctor to decide the optimal choice of intervention for each individual patient.

One of the main techniques used for pain management is the pharmacological approach. The choice of pharmacological intervention is made after considering the patient's primary issues and underlying co-morbidities. This is because all medications have different modes of action, and there can be potential side effects if used with negligence. In addition, different patients respond differently to different types of medications.

To provide comprehensive care and treatment to needful patients, our clinicians encourage them to speak freely about their symptoms and take their personal preferences into account while formulating the management plan. This engagement of patients with their health providers in the decision-making process ensures optimum outcomes. Involving the patients in their own health care also helps them become more educated with respect to their condition and the treatment options available to them. The emphasis on personalised management is essential for efficient delivery of pain management.

After formulating a treatment plan, our clinicians constantly monitor the patient and the progression of the treatment to ensure that the goals are being met as expected. The primary goal of the treatment is to use pain management modalities that are both safe and effective. Apart from constantly evaluating and reassessing the efficacy of the treatment, our clinicians also monitor the patients for any possible complications. Because such care is taken to ensure a safe and comprehensive plan, the pain treatment is successful.

At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore, we offer comprehensive pain management plans for all chronic pain cases. Our experts include experienced physiotherapists, pain consultants, occupational therapists, psychologists, and dietitians. All of these experts work in collaboration to maximise the health gains of the patient. We also offer non-surgical alternatives using coordinated care and a multidisciplinary approach that is customised to the needs of the individual patient.

We routinely manage patients with chronic pain conditions like sciatica, low back pain, cervical and neck pain, pain of the knee and the shoulder joints, hip joint, common musculoskeletal problems like plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, trochanteric bursitis, post herpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, cancer pain, persistent post surgical pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, headaches, and other chronic pain conditions.

Our range of services include comprehensive pain evaluation with combined multidisciplinary care from psychology and physiotherapy in-clinic evaluation and diagnostic ultrasound scans.