Pain management

At Chelsea Pain Centre, we are a team of professionals specialising in helping patients manage their pain. The department strives to deliver a comprehensive and appropriate pain management service utilising therapeutic options that best meet the needs of our patients.

What we do

The Chelsea Pain Centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is a team of professionals specialising in helping patients to manage their pain. The department strives to deliver a comprehensive and appropriate pain management service utilising options that best meet the needs of our patients. Services we offer include:

  • Inpatient Pain Management: Looks after pain management of patients admitted to hospital for surgery and is a consultant-led service that evaluates, audits and manages post-surgical and other acute inpatient needs—find out more
  • Outpatient Pain Management: Deals with long term pain conditions, enabling self-management through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Lower Back Pain Triage Service: Service based on a multidisciplinary team network for patients with mechanical lower back pain

Our patient care includes the normal range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as:

  • Neuroblockage (to interrupt pain signals travelling along a nerve)
  • drug review
  • transcutaneous (existing, applied, or measured across the depth of the skin) nerve simulation
  • epidurals
  • dorsal column stimulation (pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain)
  • pain management programmes and pain management physiotherapy

We also have a regular teaching programme for nurses, ward staff and doctors, and continuous audit of practices and results.

Our team

Our Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain is Dr Ian D Goodall who works alongside our other consultants, specialist doctor, two senior clinical specialist nurses, an advanced pain trainee (specialist registrar) and specialist physiotherapists and psychologists.

Location

Outpatients Department, Lower Ground Floor, Lift Bank C, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Contact

T: 020 3315 8000 (switchboard)

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