Pain Management

Cancer Pain
Patients with persistent cancer pain may require integrated multidisciplinary treatments combining the efforts of wide-ranging specialties. Individualized comprehensive treatment is provided according to the patient’s conditions.

Pain Assessment
Pain management centres on holistic care and improvement in mobility which does not only aim at relieving pain, but also takes other pain effects into account, such as the quality of sleep, emotion and lifestyle. Specialists in Anaesthesiology will conduct professional comprehensive assessment on the pain conditions of patients so as to ensure accurate diagnosis based upon the pain scale and formulate appropriate pain relief based upon the assessment results. Through different pain control methods and advanced pain treatment, we strive to minimize and alleviate patient’s discomfort.

Interventional Procedure
When medication fails or causes adverse effects with no alternatives, patients with serious pain may receive Nerve Block treatment whose effects may sustain for a few months or even years. Common treatments include Radio Frequency, Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation and absolute alcohol injection, etc.

As a chemical or physical nerve block method adopting an advanced positioning function, interventional procedure can spares patients from surgery. Unlike common conventional medication or rehabilitation treatments, the treatment is conducted under X-ray imaging guidance/ USG to locate the nerve roots, which can avoid surgery and reduce the side effects of medication.

After administering appropriate anaesthetic pain-killer or local anaesthetic, the conduction path of pain can be blocked, thereby improving the blood circulation and breaking the vicious cycle of pain for alleviation.

  1. Pain Interventional Block
    Patients with serious pain may receive Nerve Block treatment. The most common injection is absolute alcohol is the most common injectable which can achieve months-long pain relief by destroying the sensory nerves.

    Coeliac Plexus / Hypogastric Plexus Block – Neurolytic

    Coeliac plexus block can achieve pain relief for patients with pancreatic cancer and other abdominal malignancies in 70-85% of cases. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia and requires the patient to lie down or sideway on the operating table. The needle is then inserted into the targeted location under X-ray guidance and precision is guaranteed with the injection of a small amount of contrasting agent. Local anaesthetic or a neurolytic agent is then injected into the nerves.

  2. Epidural or Spinal Analgesia