Persistent pain – and the many physical and psychosocial changes and complications associated with it – constitute a predominant health issue of our times. Indeed, chronic Pain is now considered as a disease in its own right. In India, chronic pain affects approximately 30% of the adult population, particularly women and elderly, of whom about 20 – 25% suffer from musculoskeletal and joint disorders. Back Pain accounts for 25-30%. In 5% of cases, the persistent pain relates to headache and migraine. Trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia and other neuropathic pain syndromes constitutes another 5-7% of patients suffering from chronic pain.
Ignoring pain may lead to both life-threatening ailments and costly treatment later on.
Sarvodaya’s Pain Clinic is one of the leading providers of non-surgical pain diagnosis, treatment and management solutions in Delhi NCR. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach towards easing pain and helping our patients regain control of their lives. We are equipped with the latest and most advanced treatment modalities like ozone discectomy, radiofrequency lesioning, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, spinal cord stimulator implant, and vertebroplasty.
We treat patients suffering from a range of complications and conditions, such as back pain, knee pain, joint pains, arthritis, headache and migraines, cancer pain, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, shoulder pain, ankle pain, heel pain, facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, herpes pain and others. Some of the techniques we employ are –
Lifestyle Modification Counselling
The goal of this program is to ensure that the psychological, nutritional, dietary and lifestyle aspects of pain are adequately addressed. Our pain specialists provide effective counselling to address these ‘softer’ aspects for a holistic treatment of pain. Exercise, diet plans, coping with stress and anger and others fall within the ambit of lifestyle modification.
Drug Therapy: Nonprescription and Prescription
Milder forms of pain may be relieved by over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. When the former doesn’t work, pain specialists may prescribe stronger medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety drugs (such as diazepam), antidepressants (like Cymbalta for musculoskeletal pain), prescription NSAIDs such as Celebrex, or a short course of stronger painkillers (such as codeine, Fentanyl, Percocet, or Vicodin).
Trigger Point Injections
This is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that are formed when muscles do not relax. In this procedure, an injection is given at the trigger point to make the latter inactive and alleviate the pain. Trigger point injection is used to treat muscle pain in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck – and also to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches, and myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle).
Nerve Blocks & Injections
This refers to injections containing potent anti-inflammatory agents that are directed at a particular nerve or nerve group with the goal of reducing inflammation and relieve pain.
When regulation medicines and physical therapy fail, one may opt for surgical implants to help alleviate the pain.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, Ozone discectomy, Stem Cell Therapy, Vertebroplasty, Botox therapy, Spinal Cord stimulation and Radiofrequency Ablation are some of the other advanced methods and procedures employed to mitigate and manage pain.