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Managing Your Pain

Patient Information Blogs Managing Your Pain (A Growing Specialty with Comprehensive Solutions) Courtesy of: Dr. Sarah Haider Malik; Anaesthesiologist, Medicsi 15/06/2024 Managing Your Pain (A Growing Specialty with Comprehensive Solutions) Courtesy of: Dr. Shaukat; Anaesthesia Registrar, Medicsi 15/06/2024 In recent years, the field of pain management has emerged as a critical specialty in healthcare, offering hope and relief to millions suffering from acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain. With its multifaceted approach and a wide array of treatment options, pain management is poised to become a cornerstone of modern healthcare.   Understanding Acute Pain Acute pain is often the body’s way of signalling injury or illness. While it typically resolves with time or appropriate treatment, uncontrolled acute pain can lead to unnecessary suffering and complications. In the field of pain medicine, the focus is on providing immediate relief through interventions such as medication, physical therapy, and minimally invasive procedures known as ‘Nerve Blocks’. By addressing acute pain promptly, patients can recover faster and regain their quality of life. Navigating Chronic Pain Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists beyond the expected healing time and can significantly impact daily functioning and mental well-being. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain often requires a long-term management strategy that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of the condition. Pain management specialists employ a holistic approach, combining medications, physical therapy, behavioural therapy, and interventional procedures to alleviate suffering and improve function in patients with chronic pain.   Compassionate Care for Cancer Pain Cancer-related pain presents unique challenges due to the complex nature of the disease and its treatments. Pain Physicians work closely with oncologists and palliative care teams to ensure that patients receive comprehensive support throughout their cancer journey. From pharmacological interventions to nerve blocks and advanced techniques such as Neurolysis, Radiofrequency Ablation, pain physicians offer a range of options to manage cancer pain effectively. When it comes to cancer pain management, each type of cancer presents its own set of challenges. For instance: Breast Cancer: Pain management for breast cancer may involve a combination of medication, physical therapy, and nerve blocks to alleviate pain resulting from surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Prostate Cancer: Patients with prostate cancer may experience pain due to the tumour itself or as a side effect of treatments such as hormone therapy. Pain management strategies may include medications, radiation therapy, and minimally invasive procedures. Lung Cancer: Lung cancer can cause pain in the chest, back, or shoulders, as well as nerve pain due to tumour growth. Pain Physicians utilise a variety of Interventional procedures to provide relief and improve quality of life. By tailoring treatment plans to the specific needs of each patient and collaborating closely with oncologists, pain physicians play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with cancer and terminal illness.   The Scope of Pain Management As a specialty, pain management encompasses a diverse range of disciplines, including anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. This multidisciplinary approach allows for a tailored treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each patient. Furthermore, advancements in technology and research continue to expand the scope of pain medicine as a specialty offering innovative solutions such as neuromodulation and regenerative therapies. In conclusion, Pain Medicine represents a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain. By embracing a comprehensive approach that combines medical expertise, compassionate care, and cutting-edge treatments, pain physicians are transforming lives and reshaping the landscape of modern healthcare. In recent years, the field of pain management has emerged as a critical specialty in healthcare, offering hope and relief to millions suffering from acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain. With its multifaceted approach and a wide array of treatment options, pain management is poised to become a cornerstone of modern healthcare.   Understanding Acute Pain Acute pain is often the body’s way of signalling injury or illness. While it typically resolves with time or appropriate treatment, uncontrolled acute pain can lead to unnecessary suffering and complications. In the field of pain medicine, the focus is on providing immediate relief through interventions such as medication, physical therapy, and minimally invasive procedures known as ‘Nerve Blocks’. By addressing acute pain promptly, patients can recover faster and regain their quality of life.   Navigating Chronic Pain Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists beyond the expected healing time and can significantly impact daily functioning and mental well-being. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain often requires a long-term management strategy that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of the condition. Pain management specialists employ a holistic approach, combining medications, physical therapy, behavioural therapy, and interventional procedures to alleviate suffering and improve function in patients with chronic pain.   Compassionate Care for Cancer Pain Cancer-related pain presents unique challenges due to the complex nature of the disease and its treatments. Pain Physicians work closely with oncologists and palliative care teams to ensure that patients receive comprehensive support throughout their cancer journey. From pharmacological interventions to nerve blocks and advanced techniques such as Neurolysis, Radiofrequency Ablation, pain physicians offer a range of options to manage cancer pain effectively. When it comes to cancer pain management, each type of cancer presents its own set of challenges. For instance: Breast Cancer: Pain management for breast cancer may involve a combination of medication, physical therapy, and nerve blocks to alleviate pain resulting from surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Prostate Cancer: Patients with prostate cancer may experience pain due to the tumour itself or as a side effect of treatments such as hormone therapy. Pain management strategies may include medications, radiation therapy, and minimally invasive procedures. Lung Cancer: Lung cancer can cause pain in the chest, back, or shoulders, as well as nerve pain due to tumour growth. Pain Physicians utilise a variety of Interventional procedures to provide relief and improve quality of life. By tailoring treatment plans to the specific needs of each patient and collaborating closely with oncologists, pain physicians play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of

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Ensuring Your Comfort and Safety

Patient Information Blogs Image by brgfx on Freepik Ensuring Your Comfort and Safety Courtesy of: Dr. Shaukat; Anaesthesia Registrar, Medicsi 06/06/2024 Ensuring Your Comfort and Safety Courtesy of: Dr. Shaukat; Anaesthesia Registrar, Medicsi 06/06/2024 At Medicsi, we understand that undergoing a surgical procedure can be a daunting experience. That’s Why Our Anesthesia Services are designed to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your journey with us.   What is Anesthesia? Anaesthesia or anaesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia, paralysis, amnesia, and unconsciousness. An individual under the effects of anaesthetic drugs is referred to as being anaesthetised.  Anaesthesia is a medical treatment that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgical, medical, or other procedures. Our team of experienced anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anaesthetists (CRNAs) use various types of anaesthesia to tailor care to each patient’s unique needs.   Types of Anesthesia Services We Offer General Anesthesia: We ensure that you are completely unconscious and pain-free during your procedure. Regional Anaesthesia: Numbs a specific region of your body, such as a limb, to minimise discomfort. Local Anaesthesia: Numbs a small area where the procedure is taking place. Sedation: Helps You Relax And Feel Drowsy, but still allows you to respond to commands. Image by brgfx on Freepik What is the role of an anaesthesiologist? The anaesthesiologist monitors and controls the patient’s vital life functions, including heart rate and rhythm, breathing, blood pressure, body temperature, and body fluid balance. Control the patient’s pain and level of consciousness to make conditions ideal for a safe and successful surgery.   Our Anesthesia Team Our team of experts has years of experience in providing pain-free and comfort-based anaesthesia care. Our anesthesiologists and CRNAs work closely with the surgical team to ensure that you have a pain-free procedure experience.   What to Expect Before Your Procedure, our anaesthesia team will: Evaluate your medical history and current health Discuss your anaesthesia options and answer any questions Develop a personalised anaesthesia plan   During Your Procedure, our team will Monitor your vital signs and adjust anaesthesia according to the needs of the procedure being done. Ensure your comfort and safety. Make sure that when you wake up, it’s a smooth transition from sleep to being alert.   After Your Procedure, our team will Monitor your state of consciousness and vitals closely when you are in the theatre recovery area and manage any pain or discomfort. Provide clear instructions for post-procedure care.   Recovery: After the operation, the anaesthetist will stop the anaesthetic medication and you will gradually wake up. You will be in the recovery room at first, before being transferred to the room or ward. Depending on your procedure you might be staying in the hospital for a few hours to a few days after your operation. General anaesthetics can affect your memory, concentration, and reflexes for a day or two, so it’s important for a responsible adult to stay with you for at least 24 hours after your operation, if you are allowed to go home. You will be advised to avoid driving for 24 to 48 hours.   We as an anaesthesia team do the best possible efforts to provide you with safety and comfort during the surgical procedures; in spite of which some complications cannot be completely avoided. In case any such things happens; our teams both surgical and anaesthesia will be there for you at arm’s length.   At Medicsi, your comfort and safety are our top priorities above everything else. At Medicsi, we understand that undergoing a surgical procedure can be a daunting experience. That’s Why Our Anesthesia Services are designed to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your journey with us.   What is Anesthesia? Anaesthesia or anaesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia, paralysis, amnesia, and unconsciousness. An individual under the effects of anaesthetic drugs is referred to as being anaesthetised.  Anaesthesia is a medical treatment that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgical, medical, or other procedures. Our team of experienced anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anaesthetists (CRNAs) use various types of anaesthesia to tailor care to each patient’s unique needs.   Types of Anesthesia Services We Offer General Anesthesia: We ensure that you are completely unconscious and pain-free during your procedure. Regional Anaesthesia: Numbs a specific region of your body, such as a limb, to minimise discomfort. Local Anaesthesia: Numbs a small area where the procedure is taking place. Sedation: Helps You Relax And Feel Drowsy, but still allows you to respond to commands.   What is the role of an anaesthesiologist? The anaesthesiologist monitors and controls the patient’s vital life functions, including heart rate and rhythm, breathing, blood pressure, body temperature, and body fluid balance. Control the patient’s pain and level of consciousness to make conditions ideal for a safe and successful surgery.   Our Anesthesia Team Our team of experts has years of experience in providing pain-free and comfort-based anaesthesia care. Our anesthesiologists and CRNAs work closely with the surgical team to ensure that you have a pain-free procedure experience.   What to Expect Before Your Procedure, our anaesthesia team will: Evaluate your medical history and current health Discuss your anaesthesia options and answer any questions Develop a personalised anaesthesia plan   During Your Procedure, our team will Monitor your vital signs and adjust anaesthesia according to the needs of the procedure being done. Ensure your comfort and safety. Make sure that when you wake up, it’s a smooth transition from sleep to being alert.   After Your Procedure, our team will Monitor your state of consciousness and vitals closely when you are in the theatre recovery area and manage any pain or discomfort. Provide clear instructions for post-procedure care.   Recovery: After the operation, the anaesthetist will stop the anaesthetic medication and you will gradually wake up. You will be in the recovery room at first, before being transferred to the room or ward. Depending on your

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Medicsi, established in 2006, prioritizes cutting-edge diagnostic technology in the treatment decisions of our patients. Our institution emphasizes patient comfort and employs competent senior consultants to oversee their care.

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Recent Blogs

  • All Post
  • Anesthesia
  • Baby Health Matters
  • Gynaecology
  • Healthy Life Tips
  • Physician Notes
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  • Surgical Expertise
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    • Labour
    •   Back
    • Pain Medicine

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