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Pain Clinic

 

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Sheffield Pain Management Service

Outpatient Department 4
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield S5 7AU

All members of the Pain Management Service can be contacted on:
0114 2712493

 

Sheffield Teaching Hospital's Pain Management Service is located at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Established over 20 years ago, we are a multidisciplinary service that accepts both local (Sheffield) and regional (South Yorkshire) referrals, as well as super-regional referrals from North Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

We are an intergral part of Sheffield's new Musculoskeletal Service and work in partnership with Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Physiotherapy Services and work closely with GP's and other local health services.

Our service currently sees 2500 new patient referrals per year and provides more than 7000 follow-up appointments.

Our services are available to people with all kinds of persistent pain problems that have not been adequately helped by other treatments that are available locally. If you have been seen by your GP, received treatment as an outpatient or attended another pain clinic but feel your problem remains unresolved, your GP or consultant can refer you to our clinic for an opinion.

We assess, evaluate and treat all types of persistent pain including:

  • Spinal and radicular pains (e.g. lower back pain and/or sciatica)
  • Musculoskeletal (joint & muscle) pains
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathic pains e.g. diatbetic neuropathies
  • Widespread body pains e.g. fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Visceral/Abdominal pain
  • Refractory cancer pain, accepting referral from palliative care consultants from Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust and local and regional hospices

Unfortunately, for many people living with persistent pain there is no cure and medical treatments do not always work as well as hoped. People are therefore left with the difficulties that chronic pain can bring. It can effect every part of their lives including work, relationships, sleep, social life, mood and day-to-day living.

Our service takes a 'hollistic' approach towards supporting individuals suffering with long-term pain problems, considering both pain and the wider implications and problems that relate to living with pain. Where possible, we will try to help our patients understand why their pain won't go away and discuss both medical and non-medical or complimentary options to help people manage their pain and get life back on track.

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