The department of Pain Medicine plays a pivotal role in the multidisciplinary approach to effectively managing cancer pain. A multidisciplinary approach to pain management provides invaluable inputs from Medical, Radiation, and Surgical Oncologists as well as Palliative Physicians, Psychologists, Nutritionists, and Physical Medicine & Rehab, Specialists.
Services Provided:

The dept of Pain Medicine provides round the clock access to :

  • A wide variety of pain medications tailored to individual patient needs while ensuring the utmost safety of the individual at all times
  • Interventional Pain Procedures. In certain types of cancer pain, expertly placed injections near the pain generating nerves can result in a dramatic decrease in the severity of pain and reduce dependence on pain medicines. Nerve blockage is usually done by Chemical Neurolysis or Radiofrequency Ablation.

  A few examples of the procedures performed are :

  •  Splanchnic Neurolysis for Pancreatic cancer, 
  • Ganglion Impar Neurolysis for lower rectal and perineal cancer pain. 
  • Lumbar Sympathectomy for lower limb pain.
  • Superior Hypogastric Neurolysis for pelvic pain.

  • Stellate ganglion, Sphenopalatine Ganglion, and Gasserian Ganglion blocks for head and neck cancer pain.

  • Various types of peripheral nerve blocks like Intercostal blocks for chest wall pain,

  • Suprascapular nerve block for shoulder pain.

  • Genicular nerve block for knee pain, etc.

  • Epidural and Spinal (Intrathecal) injections of pain medicine are used to treat widespread or difficult to treat pain.

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