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Pain has existed right from the origin of mankind. Pain relief has been a constant endeavour of all doctors since historic times. Unrelieved pain reduces the quality of life.

The 'Pain Clinic' in Mehndiratta Hospitals offers pain relief in all types of pain. It may be acute pain, chronic or old stubborn pains. The aim of treatment is immediate pain relief and long term pain relief.

Trigeminal Pain
This is caused because a nerve on the face is pressed by blood vessels. It is known as Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN).The patient may feel numb or may feel tingling or burning on his/her face. Any vibration on the face, talking, or applying a brush can cause TN. The pain usually comes and goes. Even old pains are treated at the Pain Clinic.

Pain of Injury
The pain after any major injury is inbearable. The aim of treatment is immediate and continuous pain relief till recovery. This is done by small catheters inserted in key pain areas.

TPRP
Means Trigger Point Referred Pain. This condition is caused because a nerve may be pressed anywhere in the body. Two common examples of such types of pain are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (a nerve in the hand is pressed) and the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (a nerve in the foot is pressed) Pain Clinic treats such pains routinely

Backache
Backache is one of the most common symptoms of mankind. It affects 8 out of 10 people at some point of life.
Backache is called 'chronic' if it lasts for more than three months..The treatment for chronic backache includes medicines, physiotherapy and in some cases surgery or interventions. In osteoporotic vertebral compression or fracture, a procedure called Vertebroplasty is done. In case of disc bulging or prolapse, ozone therapy is done.

Ganglion Blocks
A Ganglion is junction of many nerves controlling the sense of pain. Blocking a ganglion relieves pain in many diseases. For example, the Stellate Ganglion is located near the neck. It is blocked in painful diseases like Reynaud's Disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of upper limb. The concerned nerves are blocked under the guidance of X-Ray fluoroscopy. The Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion is blocked to treat burning pain or throbbing pain in the lower limb, in diseases like TAO (Thrombo anginitis oblitrans) and Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Facet Joint Block
Sometimes backache is caused by arthritis inside the facet joints of the vertebrae. To treat this, the painful part is pinpointed with the help of Image Intensifier Television (IITV) and medicine is injected at the painful spots to relieve pain.

Cancer Pain
Pain Management in other advanced cancer patients is done according to the site of pain. The pain may be on the face, chest, upper limb, abdomen, lower limb etc. Different procedures are done for pain at different sites.

Failed Back
When backache or sciatica persists after surgery, it is called 'Failed Back Syndrome'. Such cases need special treatment, which is available at Pain Clinic.

Diabetic Foot
Diabetes leads to vasculitis of distal vessels which lead to ischemic pain or gangrene in toes & foot. Special treatment relieves ischemic pain and prevents further increase in gangrene.

Migraine
It is a throbbing headache usually on one side. During migraines, patients are sensitive to light and sound. They may have nausea or vomiting. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men.Some patients get advance warning signs of migraine. Medicines may not give long term or permanent relief in migraine. We offer special therapies for migraine.

Herpes Pain
Occurs after Herpes Zoster. It is a burning pain, even the touch of cloth can increase pain. The affected nerve root is treated by Intercostal block or epidural block and the pain is reduced.

Tennis Elbow
Usually occurs in sports persons, especially tennis players. It is a neurogenic pain on the outer part of the elbow. It is relieved with a pain relieving procedure.

Frozen Shoulder
It is a condition with pain in the shoulder. The patient is unable to comb his/her hair or raise the affected arm. The condition is common in middle aged people. Pain relief is obtained by blocking a nerve through an injection.

Coccydynia
Pain in coccyx, the lower tip of our spine, is called Coccydynia. Such patients are unable to sit because of the severe pain. It is relieved by a procedure.

Pain in the Neck
May be caused by Cervical Spondylosis (stiffening of the spine in neck) or a prolapsed disc between two vertebrae. This presses nerve roots. It is relieved by epidural analgesia.