All Pain Management Services

Services

Horizon Health Choices

Horizon Health Choices
Pain Clinic
The Enhanced Services Centre
3 Kimbolton Road
Bedford
MK40 2NT

Consultant Led Service

Dr Botros Fahmy - Pain Consultant

  • Management and treatment of chronic pain symptoms
  • Management of psychological and behavioural dysfunction associated with chronic
    pain (via links with psychology services)
  • Pharmacological treatment.


Referral Pathways in place enabling appropriate and timely referral with other specialists (i.e. Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Psychiatrists, Rheumatologist & Neurologist).

Pain Service Provision

• Physiotherapy
• Acupuncture
• TENS Clinic.

Pain Intervention Provision

(Conducted at HHC or Manor Hospital)

Facet Joint Injections
Epidural & Nerve Root Injections
Nerve Block
Trigger point
Chemical Sympathectomy
Joint Injection
Soft Tissue Injection
Injection
Peripheral Nerve Block
Others

Who to Refer

  • Aged 16+
  • Somatic pain (physical pain secondary to emotional distress) of benign origin that is intractable (present most of the time with varying intensity) duration greater than 6months, less than 1year that has not responded to other treatments
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Significant or increasing disability/distress due to chronic pain
  • Provision of x-rays/CT/MRI results
  • Registered with a Bedfordshire GP
  • Back Pain requiring injection

Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.

Who not to Refer

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Acute Pain (However criteria does not exclude patient's with a acute exacerbation of their chronic pain).

Resources

Action on Pain www.action -on-pain.co.uk

American Chronic Pain Association www.theacpa.org

Arthiritis Care www.arthritiscare.org

Backcare www.backcare.org.uk

The British Pain Society www.britishpainsociety.org

Depression alliance www.depressionalliance.org

Healthtalkonline www.healthtalkonline.org

Fibromyalgia Association Uk www.fibromyalgia.-association.org

Pain concern www.painconcern.org.uk

Pain Support www.painsupport.co.uk

Pain relief Foundation www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk

Pain Toolkit www.paintoolkit.org

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK www.tna-uk.org.uk

IASP www.ISAP.org



Last updated: 29/05/2012

Update due: 29/05/2013