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Challenges associated with Pain Management

Pain is usually understood as a sensory experience that can be caused by many different kinds of injuries. But there is much more to pain than a simple sensory process. Pain can also go well beyond the point of healing and tissue repair. For most of us, it is unthinkable that our pain will never go away.

In some cases, the symptoms accompanying the identical pain could be unpredictable and variable. It is highly possible for us to have bothersome pain without a serious medical cause, and it is also possible to successfully to treat a serious medical problem without reducing our pain. Fortunately, it is also possible to manage your pain without curing the underlying medical problem that causes it.

Pain Scenario in India

Pain is as major a problem in our country as anywhere else but the lack of a formal treatment strategy has been major lacuna in health care our country. Statistics from advanced countries show that 15-20% of population has acute pain (medical & surgical emergencies, postoperative pain, after accidents and injuries) and 25-30% of all population have chronic pain (as in chronic backache, cancer pain, migraines, arthritis, neuropathic pain etc). Because it impairs the ability to work and have a productive life, pain has a serious economic and social consequence. For example, half to two third of all chronic pain sufferers are totally or partially disabled for days (headache, migraine), weeks or months (those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) and some permanently (like low backache, cancer pain and arthritis).

Today as then, proper management of pain remains one of the most important and pressing responsibilities of the society in general, the medical institutions and personnel in particular. Specialist pain clinics are now becoming the norm even in our country with cutting edge of technology, dedicated specialists and state of the art facilities.

The Pain centre at Apollo Speciality Hospitals

The Pain centre at Apollo Speciality hospitals in line with the philosophy of providing excellent care to one and all, has embarked on this pain clinic in Bangalore which offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with acute and chronic pain. The centre is established with a mission to improve the quality of lives of the people suffering from any sort of pain, using a multi-pronged approach by addressing medical, physical and psychological aspects of pain.

This one-stop centre is staffed by a team of internationally trained pain specialists, physiotherapists, psychologists and dedicated para-medical staffs. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is backed by the expertise of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics provides the most advanced treatment options available using a variety of medical, interventional, and behavioral techniques, in a supportive & compassionate environment.

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