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The Pain Clinic

Chronic pain is caused by complex factors and can have a devastating impact on a person's career, home life and relationships. The Pain Clinic offers a comprehensive and global approach, from the initial consultation and evaluation to the effective pain management.

Our patients

Our consultations are for patients who suffer from chronic pain that does not respond to straightforward, conventional treatment approaches. Patients are referred by their general practitioner (GP) or a specialist, such as a rheumatologist, neurologist or orthopaedic consultant. The cost of this outpatient care, including consultations and procedures, is covered by regular health and accident insurance. Patients’ needs are taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Our services

The Pain Clinic provides treatment for the following chronic pain syndromes:

  • back pain (lumbar, dorsal and cervical)
  • sciatica and cruralgia
  • persistent pain after spinal surgery
  • chronic joint pain (osteoarthritis, inflammatory disease)
  • complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • post-surgical chronic pain (following a thoracotomy, mastectomy, inguinal hernia, knee replacement, etc.)
  • migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, tension headaches
  • chronic abdominal pain
  • pelvic pain (pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis)
  • post-amputation pain (phantom limb pain, stump pain)
  • peripheral neuropathy (secondary to diabetes, medication, toxins, etc.)
  • post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
  • chronic ischaemic pain (peripheral vascular disease, refractory angina)
  • cancer pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • Ehlers–Danlos syndrome

 

Our team of medical experts

Experienced anaesthetists, experts in the field of pain relief and neuromodulation, consult in the Pain Clinic on a full-time basis alongside a team of nurses specialising in chronic pain and neuromodulation.

Depending on each case, a team of medical experts from different specialisms is available to patients, including:

Benefits of the Pain Clinic

Innovative techniques reversibly modify the activity of the nervous system by means of small implantable devices (neurostimulator or implantable pump), via electrical stimulation or the administration of drugs in the vicinity of the spinal cord and nerves.

Treatment plan

This plan includes:

  • analgesic follow-up
  • repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
  • TENS, cryotherapy
  • hypnotherapy
% of the Swiss population suffers from pain

Services

initial consultation, diagnostic process and treatment plan
follow-up consultation and treatment adjustments
infiltrations and injections under fluoroscopy or ultrasound guidance
intravenous therapy (lidocaine, ketamine)
topical treatment (capsaicin skin patches)
neurolytic block
non-invasive neuromodulation
invasive neuromodulation
regenerative medicine

1 secretarial office

The Pain Clinic Secretarial Office