Chronic pain is long-term pain lasting for more than three months. It affects about 1 in 7 people in the UK, with the spine being the area most commonly affected.
Some chronic pain occurs following an injury or operation, when pain persists beyond the normal period of healing. Some relates to conditions such as arthritis, diabetes or chronic neurological disease. Chronic pain often interferes with quality of life including work, social activities and relationships and it is common for mood and sleep patterns to be affected.
At Baddow Hospital, we provide a comprehensive Chronic Pain Service to assess and manage your pain with a range of treatments to help you return to health.
At Baddow Hospital, you will be assessed and examined by one of our Pain Management Consultants, who will discuss and agree a holistic care plan with you.
What our patients say
“I had a NHS pain procedure performed on me yesterday at your hospital. It was the first time I had ever visited Baddow Hospital. I just need to say a BIG thank you to all the staff. From the moment I walked in the doors until I walked out, they put me at ease and looked after me beyond all my expectations. The care I received was excellent. Thank you all.”
Jon Morris, Essex
How can my pain be managed?
Although it is not always possible to ‘cure’ chronic pain, it is often possible to reduce the amount of pain using physical interventions such as medication, TENS machines, Acupuncture or injections. Our Pain Management Consultants also have access to Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists who also specialise in the management of chronic pain
The Chronic Pain Service at Baddow Hospital
- A full assessment by one of our Pain Management Consultants includes:
- A detailed medical history
- A thorough physical examination
- State of the art diagnostic tests.