What is pain clinic and what is it exactly meant for?

Pain clinic is headed by a pain physician, who has specialized in pain medicine. Typically pain clinic is a place where we offer solutions for longstanding, uncontrollable pain.


How does this differ from other clinics?

As compared to others, pain physician offers combination of therapies such as medications, physical therapy and nerve blocks for management of pain.

Nerve blocks are unique to pain medicine, it helps to diagnose from where the pain originates and can provide instant pain relief. Furthermore, it encourages the patients to actively participate in physical therapy.

What are all the conditions that are treated in pain clinics?

Both acute and chronic pain conditions are managed in pain clinics. Generally acute pain like low back pain, neck pain, arthritis pain and cancer pain and other longstanding painful conditions like facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia), post herpetic neuralgias, complex regional pain syndrome, persistent postsurgical pain and neuropathic pain responds well with pain clinic management.

What are all the health care facilities available in our pain clinic?

At our pain clinic your therapy will be tailored to your specific needs, circumstances and lifestyle. Here we focus on the specific diagnosis and management of chronic pain with multidisciplinary approach.

Multidisciplinary team includes pain physician with other speciality doctors, physiotherapist and psychologist. Team approach strategy brings out, the active participation of the patients to manage their pain and their early recovery.

In recent days, apart from simple nerve blocks, Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) techniques in pain medicine gives promising results in back pain, uncontrolled neuropathic pain and cancer pain. The latest one was the introduction of Regenerative medicine, like PRP and BMAC injections in chronic pain management. Earlier it was used only in sports injury, but now it has been extensively used in chronic musculoskeletal painful diseases.

In our pain clinic all conditions are treated with nonsurgical methods on a day care basis.

What are all the benefits?

  • Nonsurgical pain management
  • Day-care based procedures
  • Safe for those unfit or unwilling for surgery
  • Effective and Economical
  • Image guided and precise
  • Early return to your daily routine

Article by Dr.Karthick Raja. V, MBBS, MD, DA, FIPM, CCIPM
Consultant Interventional Pain Physician
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine
Kauvery Hospital

Special thoughts from the female work force of Kauvery for March 8th, Women’s Day.
  • suchitra-manivannan-selvaraj

    God’s gift to a woman is Patience; Take it as your weapon, destroy the anger of others through your loving smile. Make life happy for you and for everyone around you.

    Dr. Suchitra Manivannan Selvaraj, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist

  • divyapriya

    Our mother is one person who makes us realize our dreams. They are the people in our life who work all day and night and that too without getting paid for it. Cheers to the existence of this great creature of the Universe!

    Mrs. Divyapriya, Mhc Co-Ordinator

  • meenakshi

    Women are pain barriers:
    W-wonderful mother
    O-outstanding friend
    M-marvellous daughter
    A-adorable sister
    N-nicest gift to men from GOD

    Ms. Meenakshi, PALS In-charge

  • dr-pushkala

    A COURAGEOUS WOMAN does not need anyone to complete her… She is complete on her own! Celebrating the spirit of womanhood this woman’s day.

    Dr. M.S. Pushkala, MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), PGDID (UNSW-Australia)

  • deepa-johnson

    A famous saying goes by -It’s hard to be a woman. You must think like a man, act like a lady, look like a young girl, and work like a horse.!!! But the silver lining to this is women always manage to do all of this with a smile!! Happy women’s day ladies!!

    Ms.Deepa Johnson,
    AGM Brand Strategy & Innovation