The Pain Unit

"Pain Unit" - This department for the treatment of chronic pain (generally regarded as an extended period of three months or more), is headed by a Senior Neurosurgeon, specialised in pain management for the past 25 years at the Regional University Hospital, Málaga.

The unit concentrates on pain from injury / compression of the nerve tissue (Neuralgia):

  • raniofacial (head and face)
  • Cervicobraquialgia (neck pain radiating to the arm)
  • Intercostal (between the ribs)
  • lumbar sciatic (lower back)
  • Coccyx pain
  • C.P.R.S. (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome – Sudeck’s atrophy)

In addition, this unit is specialised in treating:

  • Headaches
  • Myofascial pain by altering the muscular balance
  • Neurovascular pain in extremities (Raynaud, Buerger syndromes)
  • Osteo-degenerative processes (Facet syndrome, osteoarthritis, sacroiliitis)
  • Lower back pain
  • Failed back surgery
  • Central nervous system spasticity
  • Cancer / visceral pain

Treatments performed:

  • Infiltration of the spine, large joints and muscle groups (the injection of local anaesthetics, steroids etc)
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy (nerve block)
  • Neurostimulation: cortical, medular - peripheral (PENS), subcutaneous and sacral
  • Neuromodulation by continuous infusion into the Subarachnoid space