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Persistent pain is a complex and long-term condition that impacts upon physical, psychological and social aspects of the sufferer. Unfortunately, there is no cure for persistent pain. Due to its complex nature, persistent pain is best managed using a multidisciplinary approach, this is where we combine multiple specialities and/or technologies to establish an effective therapy and treatment.
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The Persistent Pain Service is a professional and friendly team of specialist health professionals who will try and help you manage your pain more effectively. We have three specialist teams available to help you, our pain consultant, psychologists and physiotherapists.
They will help to manage the medication and increase physical function of patients.
These specialists will help to manage the changes in mood which can be a result of the persistent pain condition.
Our physiotherapists work to improve the physical function of our patients to ensure they can have the best quality of life, despite their condition.
Our team provides pain assessments. These are focused on how pain affects day to day life, rather than the underlying disease or condition. This ensures our patients get the best and most helpful treatment possible.
The service uses a self-management approach to help patients deal with a range of issues including; helping them to manage pain, improve activity levels, improve mood, and improve overall quality of life. We also run pain management groups for English and Bengali speaking patients.
The Persistent Pain Service offers specialist care for patients suffering from chronic pain.
We can offer an initial assessment, follow-up appointments with psychologists and physiotherapists. We also offer an eight week pain management programme (group) for English speaking patients and a six week programme for Bengali speaking patients.
The service focusses on self-management and improvement of quality of life by helping manage mood, reduce distress and increase function.
All of our interventions are based on evidence-based practice and national guidelines.
The Persistent Pain Service is based in:
The Therapy Unit, Ground floor,
Mile End Hospital
London, E1 4DG
We are a short walk from the Ocean Estate bus stop and halfway between Stepney Green and Mile End tube stations.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm on Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays)
For enquiries or to make, cancel or change an appointment, contact us on 020 8223 8274
Please note: The Persistent Pain Service is only able to accept GP referrals.
If you are a health professional and would like further information contact:
Dr Angie Alamgir, Clinical Lead
Persistent Pain Service
Ground Floor of Mile End Hospital,
London E1 4DG
Fax: 020 8223 8279