- The subject of chronic pain management is vast...
It is also common for patients to have more than one pain and so several areas covered may be relevant to an individual. Please note that there is a recurring theme in the treatment of pain that can be divided into the three broad categories:
- Pharmacological (drugs e.g. paracetamol)
- Physical (e.g. physiotherapy)
The most important thing to remember is that each patient’s treatment is individualised as pain is a subjective sensation and what works for one person may not necessarily work for the next even though the diagnosis is the same. Pain clinicians often describe the causes of chronic pain in terms of combined symptoms and signs with biological, psychological and social interactions; the biopsychosocial model.
Dr Mark Miller MB ChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA
Consultant Anaesthetics and Pain Management
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Shropshire Nuffield Hospital.
Born 1965, Edinburgh.
Qualified 1990 MBChB Manchester University.
Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1997.
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2007
Please email me at Markmiller@painmanagement.org.uk