One of the most important and most complex task of every doctor is to alleviate pain and suffering.
There are many different causes of pain, such as different injuries of either mechanical or chemical nature; extreme heat or coldness are among other causes of injuries.
People suffering from pain are often unable to perform their daily activities and frequently feel weak and hopeless.
It is very important to follow the symptoms sent by the organism and react on time, because every kind of pain can be treated.
Pain therapy relieves pain, thus enabling people to perform their daily activities regularly.
The team of doctors in the Atlas general hospital can help patients suffering from acute and chronic diseases to improve their quality of life.
In the Atlas general hospital, the following problems can be treated:
Migraines have become quite common nowadays. They can be tension, cluster or secondary.
Migraine attacks can be stopped by taking rheumatics or analgesics but special medicament are often needed. They are efficient if they are used at the very onset of migraine.
In the Atlas general hospital, migraines can be treated by using medicament, acupuncture or lasers.
Trigeminal neuralgia is manifested by extremely strong pain affecting one side of the face.
Postherpetic neuralgia and neuropathy can be treated either invasive or non-invasive therapy in our hospital.
Non-invasive treatment includes medicaments prescribed after consultation with a doctor, while invasive treatment includes acupuncture and laser which can be used in children as well.
The most common spinal pain appears in discus hernia.
This kind of pain is most often found in lumbar spine but it can also be found in neck spine.
Spondylosis can also cause pain.
The therapy is non-invasive, most frequently by using medicaments but acupunture, laser and ultrasound therapy can be used as well.
This is a progressive chronic degenerative disease. At the initial stage, the treatment is based on applying medicaments for preserving the cartilage.
Corticosteroid injections into the joint are very efficient, while physical therapy enables better joint mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that most frequently affects small joints of hands and feet.
Drugs for relieving neurological pains are used in case of peripheral nerves damage.
Acupuncture, laser and ultrasound are used as well.
Cancer pain can be treated and alleviated.
Doctors most commonly prescribe analgetics and co-analgetics.
The therapy should be started immediately, at the very onset of low intensity pain.
One of the ways of treating pain is inserting epidural catheter.
In the Atlas general hospital there is a counseling department for palliative care of cancer patients.
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Experts: Pain therapy
Dr Veselin GerićAnesthesiologist with reanimatology