Pain therapy

The treatment and prevention of pain has the greatest priority in cancer treatment. Here, you can find answers for several questions related to the subject of pain therapy:

1. What kinds of pain do we treat?
2. What procedures are used for treating pain?

1. What kinds of pain do we treat?

At the Medias Klinikum we concentrate on treating patients with the following pain symptoms:

  • Musculoskeletal and soft tissue pain (e.g. chronic back pain)
  • Head and facial pain (e.g. migraine, trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Stump pain and phantom pain following limb amputation
  • Nerve pain following infectious diseases (e.g. during and after herpes zoster infection)
  • Central pain (e.g. following a stroke)
  • Chronic abdominal and visceral pain
  • Complex, regional pain syndromes (e.g. Sudeck’s atrophy – reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  • Panalgesia (pain throughout the body, fibromyalgia)
  • Specialized algesiologic documentation of chronic pain

At the Medias Klinikum, we provide pain patients with optimally individualized treatment and treatment adjustment using both the latest advances and time-honoured procedures. The elimination or at least significant alleviation of pain is our goal, and our contribution toward raising the individual quality of life of each patient.

2. What procedures are used for treating pain?
We employ the following treatment methods and procedures:

  • Individually adapted treatment with pain medication
  • Ganglionic regional opioid analgaesia (GLOA)
  • Sympathetic blockade
  • Diagnostic/therapeutic block anaesthesia
  • Stimulatory techniques (e.g. TENS = transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation)
  • Infiltration for painful muscle tension
  • Acupuncture
  • Adjuvant psychological pain management
  • Relaxation procedures