The Pain Rehabilitation Clinic is run in cooperation with the Department of Anesthesia
Physiatrist in-charge: Dr. Jeanna Tsenter
The primary goal of the pain and spasticity clinic is to restore function and improve the quality of life for people suffering with chronic pain and spasticity. We specialize in a wide variety of treatment options, including interventational procedures, and physical modalities, which are designed to uncover the root of the pain and to suggest personal customized solution.
We treat patients who suffer from a wide range of medical problems accompanied by sub-acute or chronic pain stemming from a variety of reasons including: cervical and lower back pain of any origin, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I and II, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, phantom pains following amputations, neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injuries or other central injuries, musculoskeletal pain including fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
Spasticity is a condition involving overactive muscle contractions. It can be described as hyperactivity of reflexes that normally protect against sudden stretching of a muscle. This condition can interfere with mobility and performance of activities of daily living. Over time, spasticity may lead to contractures, which involve loss of range of joint motion.
Disorders that may cause spasticity include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, brain or spinal cord tumors, and other disorders of the central nervous system. Adult patients with spasticity are evaluated in the clinic on an outpatient basis. Treatments offered may include physical and occupational therapies, splinting, medications, and injections. All patients are followed over time to monitor progress and adjust treatment. Injection therapies offered include trigger point injection and peripheral nerve block, as well as injection of botulinum toxin, an exciting and relatively new treatment option with fewer side effects than older injection therapies. Epidural blocks can be given by an anesthetist under sterile conditions in outpatients.
A patient suffering from chronic pain will generally need a combined treatment plan. Often during treatment in the clinic the patient will be referred for physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, for psychological assessment and treatment, and for complementary medicine. A clinic physician coordinates the treatment and links between all patient care factors.
To make an appointment please call the Appointments Center on 02-584-2111.
Phone for inquiries - 02-5844474