When should you go to a Pain Unit?
Pain Units normally treat patients with spinal problems: lumbago, neck pain, general back pain, lumbosciatica, post-operative back pain or following unsuccessful surgery, pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, sciatica, pain in the sacrum or muscle pains (persistent muscular contractions for which conventional treatment has provided no relief).
Patients with neuropathic pain, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathies, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, fibromyalgia or severe discomfort caused by arthritis or osteoarthritis, most frequently in the spine, shoulders, hips or knees, also resort to Pain Units.
“We Pain Units provide support to our patients, to that GP who specialises in pain but does not neglect other areas of your health, that person who understands your fibromyalgia, sciatica, dystrophy, osteoarthritis, neck pain, lower back pain, who understands why you don’t feel like getting out of bed… so many words you would rather have avoided in your life but which have become your companions. Because when all is said and done, it is about you, about helping you”
DR MARCOS SÁNCHEZ