Traditionally, Pain Units have always been focused on cancer patient through palliative treatments to prevent or alleviate their suffering. However, his work now goes further, as new solutions for patients with chronic pain of all kinds, especially the musculoskeletal type are also available.
Main types of pain
Head aches so patients attend Pain Units are:
- traumatological pathologies or locomotor
- Pain that does not evolve satisfactorily despite rehabilitation
- Neuropathic pain
- myofascial syndrome
Pain treatment: minimally invasive techniques
Before choosing the most appropriate technique to eliminate patient discomfort, always do a very thorough diagnosis which takes into account the patient's clinical history, studying all the details of your problem and history, evidence made and requesting, if necessary, new ones.
To overcome both these ailments and symptoms and regain the patient's welfare, always an outpatient treatments are performed, ie without hospitalization. There are different options analgesic which can be of two types:
- Pharmacological: although often effective, it is important to reduce or control their consumption, since in many cases can lead to new problems for the body.
- Minimally invasive techniques: help carry incapacitating even faster recovery, both in surgical patients and those with physical limitations or conditions. In these situations, these treatments achieve greater functionality, which will mean a considerable improvement in their quality of life.
Regarding this last point, a common example is shoulder pain, which often leads to a slow recovery, although surgery has been performed previously. In these cases, injections or nerve blocks are performed. These techniques manage to eliminate or reduce pain, facilitate rehabilitation and thus accelerate recovery.