Pain Management

At Bothwell Medical Rooms we offer fast access to private appointments with specialist pain medicine consultants for all aspects of chronic pain management, including medications, non-medications, injections, and advice on holistic approaches.

Pain Management

Pain Management

What is pain?

In its simplest form, pain is caused by tissue damage, for example, if you have been burnt, cut, or have a broken bone. Sometimes pain is caused by dysfunction in the nerves carrying pain messages.

If these nerve fibres and pathways become damaged or broken, it can create a range of painful, unusual, or uncomfortable sensations, ranging from acute, exquisite pain, to tingling or ‘pins and needles’ sensations, to continuous aching or throbbing pain. This is known as neuropathic pain.

What can cause pain?

  • Pain can be caused by a range of conditions, including injury and disease, such as:
  • Abdominal pain caused by endometriosis, ulcer, or hernia
  • Arthritis – lower back pain, facet pain
  • Broken bones / joint ( knee, shoulder) / tendons/muscle pain
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Fibromyalgia
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Neuromuscular conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Sciatica / leg pain/ Arm pain
  • Slipped disc
  • Surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia or facial pain

Do all people experience pain?

We all experience pain from time-to-time in our daily lives but mostly it is self-limiting and runs its course. Pain that becomes chronic can be very debilitating and a constant source of frustration. It can be difficult to explain and its source can be hard to determine. What’s more, it can have major effects on your work, social and family.

What is chronic pain? Are there other types?

Chronic pain is the term typically given to pain that occurs for three months or longer. Chronic pain is a common condition that affects up to one in five adults in Scotland (source: Scottish Government PDF).

Acute pain is something we experience when we injure ourselves or suffer some form of trauma. It is also our body’s way of warning us when an underlying disease process may be developing, prompting us to seek help.

For most of the people acute pain settles down as the body’s healing processes take effect or when a disease is brought under control. However, for some individuals pain persists beyond the usual or expected time and can become ‘chronic pain’.

What should I do if I am in pain?

When we experience pain, especially if it is persistent, an early intervention can be a huge relief, not to mention clinically important. If you choose to come to Bothwell Medical Rooms, we aim to help you access specialist care when you need it.

What is our approach to pain?

We understand that the persistence of pain can become a major obstacle in trying to live a normal life, both physically and emotionally. If you suffer from chronic pain, seeing a specialist and having your condition assessed, diagnosed, and treated quickly can make all the difference.

That is why we work with specialists across a range of clinical areas to offer a cohesive service for the management of pain. Our team aims to reduce your pain, address the emotional impact of the pain and increase your mobility, activity, and overall well-being, aimed at improving quality of your life.

How can Bothwell Medical Rooms help with my pain?

Our pain management service aims to offer fast access to a comprehensive specialist service for the management of all aspects of chronic pain, including:

  • Lower Back Pain/Neck Pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Joint pains
  • Migraine /Headache
  • Face Pain

What pain management services does Bothwell Clinic offer?

Our pain service includes:

  • Full consultation/assessment with a pain consultant and making comprehensive pain management package for your fast recovery
  • Diagnostic imaging for the investigation of pain within the body if required
  • Blood tests for further pathological investigation if required
  • Pain medication
  • Image-guided injections and on-site day-case operating theatre for pain management injections
  • Specialist physiotherapy

Who will I see if I come to the Bothwell Clinic?

We work with a range of specialists to help you get the best from your private healthcare experience, including:

  • Private Consultants in Pain Medicine & Neurosurgery
  • Sub-specialists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Private GP’s

Our team understands that the persistence of pain can become a major obstacle in trying to live a normal life, both physically and emotionally. They aim to reduce your pain, address the emotional impact of the pain and increase your mobility, activity and overall well-being.

Who are Bothwell’s pain medicine consultants?

Our Consultant in Pain Medicine is Dr Kiran Sachane  - He has undergone advanced training to become a Consultant in pain management and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). The Faculty drives standards in pain medicine across the UK.

How much do Bothwell Medical Rooms pain treatments cost?

Because there are a wide range of approaches to pain treatment, our services vary in price. More detailed information is available online and at your initial consultation.