The medical specialty that focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain is called Pain Medicine. Pain Medicine can cover a wide spectrum of disorders including cancer pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Due to its nature, Pain Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical practise, recognising that management of pain requires the skills of more than one group of specialists.
A Pain Medicine specialist can act as both a consultant to other physicians or as the principal treating physician, and can offer a wide range of care from prescribing medication, coordinating rehabilitation, performing relieving procedures to providing counselling to patient and families and liaising with other healthcare professionals.
At King Edward VII’s Hospital, we understand pain and how it can affect you both physically and emotionally. That’s why we’ve developed a specialist, integrated pain centre which brings together world-renowned experts in pain management who will work together to make sure you get the right support. It means we can guarantee you the highest-quality care and solutions for all types of pain.