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Pain Therapy Interventions Against Cancer Pain

  • Nerve Blocks: The pain treatment is performed by disabling the nerves leading to the area where the cancerous tissue is pressured.
  • Permanent Catheter and Port Applications: In case of cancer pains that do not respond to other treatment methods, catheter and ports are placed in the spinal cord or in the related area. Pain treatment with these systems is more successful.

Pain from the Veins

In heavy smokers or diabetics, regurgitation of the vessels leading to the arms and legs may occur after severe traffic accidents. In this case, the nerves that go to the arms and legs and are called sympathetic nerves are disabled under imaging.

Pain Treatment with Advanced Methods

Spinal Cord Batteries: Patients who have undergone intervertebral hernia surgery several times before, paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury, although the pain persists, severe pain caused by the vessels to prevent stimuli from reaching the brain from the spinal cord level in the pain that we call neuropathy due to nerve destruction, into the spine, pacemaker like batteries in order to prevent the pain from reaching the brain. placed.

Spinal Cord Pumps: In non-cancer patients with cancer to ensure that morphine and similar drugs can be administered ten to one hundred times stronger than oral dose without causing addiction pumps can be placed at the level of the spinal cord. Spinal pumps are placed only in patients who do not benefit from medication and other methods of treatment.

Interventional Methods for Head Region

  • Neuralgia: Very severe pains that occur in the face area, such as facial washing, shaving, eating, are called neuralgia. In such cases, patients who do not respond to drug therapy are treated by the radiofrequency method, in which currents similar to radio waves are sent.
  • Severe Headaches: Neural blocks and radiofrequency methods that do not respond to drug treatment, especially in cluster type headaches accompanied by ultrasound and scope are under control of pains tries to be taken.
  • Headaches Originated from Neck Problems: Headaches caused by neck joints, accompanied by various treatment methods and advanced imaging methods for the cause of pain.

Our services:

  • Determination of the cause of pain
  • Treatment of pain
  • Post-treatment training of the patient
  • Prolonged monitoring of the patient
  • Direction of the patient to the right physician
  • Public education about pain

Patients apply to Algology commonly for:

  • Pain in the lower back and leg, lumbar hernia and other causes,
  • Neck and arm pain, neck hernia and other causes, shoulder pain,
  • Headaches: Migraine, tension type headaches and others,
  • Facial Pain: Neuralgia,
  • Pain arising from the musculoskeletal system: Myofascial pains,
  • Neuropathic Pain: Pain caused by the wreck of certain areas of the nervous system,
  • Pain arising from the veins,
  • Pains that appear and do not pass after surgery,
  • Cancer pains,
  • Pain, the cause of which is not clear.

What are the Interventional Methods?

For the treatment of chronic pain in the Department of Algology, various drug and non-drug methods are applied. If necessary, ideas about pain are exchanged with other branches of medicine. For pains that cannot be treated with drugs and similar methods, “Interventional Methods” refers to.

Interventional Methods are the methods applied to the elimination of the source of pain in patients and treatment of pain, which have developed significantly over the last 20 years and do not require surgery. The purpose of interventional Methods is to eliminate the cause of pain, with minimal damage to the patient’s body. Interventional Methods in pain control are applied only by physicians trained in this regard. The branch of medicine that gives this education is called Algology.

Interventional Methods According to Types of Pain

  • Cervical and Lumbar Epidural Injections: Drugs called steroids, local anesthesia and enzymes in disc areas that do not require surgical intervention, in hernia of the lumbar and neck, which presses on the nerve is based on the application of drugs that heal tissues. At the same time, attempts to reduce the hernia are made. Applied in patients with no loss of sensation and strength in the arms and legs, pain is at the forefront.

At the operating rooms and by using imaging devices, the areas causing pain can be reached with needle-like catheters. Treatment is carried out in accordance with the diagnosis of the patient. After such injections with experienced hands, accompanied by advanced imaging methods, there are practically no side effects. Then patients are advised to be pupils of the lumbar and neck school. The necessary training is given or directed to the relevant unit. During this training, the patient is taught various movements and how to use the lumbar neck.

  • Interventions against Pain from Facet Joints: The vertebrae are aligned on each other and form one joint. These joints have their own nerves. During excessive pressure on the neck and waist, pains arise, which are confused with hernias of the lumbar and neck, as a result of destruction in the joints. In the treatment of this type of pain, various interventional methods are applied aimed at the nerves of the facet joints.
  • Interventions after Failed Lumbar Surgery: In some patients, adhesions appear in the surgical area after lumbar surgery, and in these patients there are different, continuous and severe pains appear. In this case, “Epidural Neuroplasty” is applied to dissolve adhesions. This means that thin catheters are sent to the adhesion zone and the adhesions are given to the region with high density of drugs such as serum physiological steroids and hyaluronidase.
  • Ozone Applications: It is used in the treatment of many pain, especially intrahernial applications, which is a safe drug due to its anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects.

Chronic Pain Should Be Considered as a Disease, a Syndrome

Pain is a condition caused by a person’s past experiences and damaged tissue. Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Department of Algology provides all current diagnostic methods that are not related to a particular disease or tissue damage, but cannot be cured, or treated by other branches produces solutions to pains.

It also undertakes the treatment of patients whose problem consists of pain in itself, as well as pain accompanying other diseases.

To treat painful patients, including patients diagnosed with chronic pain, the majority of them will not be possible with simple pain treatment methods. In such cases, the methods of interventional pain treatment are successfully practiced at our department.

Each person has a different threshold of feeling pain and withstand pain. An important feature of pain is that in addition to the fact that it is an objective phenomenon carried by nerve fibers, it also carries a sensory character. These properties make the pain, peculiar to the person.

Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals Department of Algology successfully applies appropriate personalized pain treatment methods for effective treatment of pains without becoming permanent.

Where it hurts, is it possible to get special treatment?

Nowadays, pain can be relieved by affecting the processes from perception, transportation and processing of pain with interventional pain treatment methods. Especially with radiofrequency and ozone applications, osteochondrosis, head and neck pain, postoperative pains and cancer pains can be treated.

How do We Treat Which Type of Pain?

Post-operative pains can be treated by applying small doses of painkillers from the lumbar region, also neutralize the nerve that carries the pain to the center where the pain is felt also able to treat pains by bringing them.

Pain caused by hernia of the lumbar spine and disorders in the spine, causing pressure and burning on the nerves in the neck or back, causing pain. The anti-inflammatory drugs are applied to surrounding areas of nerve by using special imaging systems. Attempts are also made to reduce the disc volumes which are located between bones of the spine. The same methods can be used for cancer and non-cancer pains.

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