The treatment and prevention of pain has the greatest priority in cancer treatment. Here, you can find answers for several questions related to the subject of pain therapy.
Cancer patients with pain can receive optimally individualized treatments and treatment adjustment which employ both the latest and the time-honoured pain therapy procedures. The elimination or at least significant alleviation of pain is the goal. So is a contribution toward raising the individual quality of life of each patient.
1. What kinds of pain can be treated?
The following pain symptoms can be treated with various forms of pain therapy:
- Musculoskeletal and so ft tissue pain (e.g. chronic back pain)
- Head and facial pain (e.g. migraine, trigeminal neuralgia)
- Stump pain and phantom pain following limb amputation
- Nerve pain following infectious diseases (e.g. during and after herpes zoster infection)
- Central pain (e.g. following a stroke)
- Chronic abdominal and visceral pain
- Complex, regional pain syndromes (e.g. Sudeck’s atrophy – reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
- Panalgesia (pain throughout the body, fibromyalgia)
- Specialized algesiologic documentation of chronic pain
2. What procedures are used for treating pain?
We employ the following treatment methods and procedures:
- Individually adapted treatment with pain medication
- Ganglionic regional opioid analgaesia (GLOA)
- Sympathetic blockade
- Diagnostic/therapeutic block anaesthesia
- Stimulatory techniques (e.g. TENS = transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation)
- Infiltration for painful muscle tension
- Adjuvant psychological pain management
- Relaxation procedures