Improved pain management can be achieved through the appropriate use of medication (pharmacotherapy), injections (interventional therapy) and psychotherapy (both one to one psychotherapy and group pain management).
Neuropathic pain can be a debilitating pain and can often be as a result of damage to small nerve endings.
A common example of this type of pain is pain as a result of shingles. This debilitating pain can be horrofic. Patients often describe excrutiating pain as a result of the lightest of touch to the skin.
This type of neuropathic pain is manageble with a new drug which is applied to the skin surface. This drug, capsaicin, is made from the active component in chillies! It is however very effective in alleviating nerve damage pain.
Dr Cole is very pleased to announce that he is now offering the application of Capsaicin cream to clients at the Nuffield Manor Hospital, Oxford.