Pain is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a complex, challenging problem requiring careful investigation of symptoms and specialized care. For individuals suffering from acute, chronic, or cancer-related pain, the Neurological Pain Management Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Neurological Institute offers a full range of outpatient evaluation and treatment techniques.
The program’s board-certified healthcare professionals have special training in the management of pain through an interdisciplinary, Patients First approach. The team is comprised of anesthesiologists, spine surgeons, physical medicine specialists, and psychiatrists who are dedicated to the goals of alleviating pain and improving each patient’s quality of life.
The Neurological Pain Management Program treats patients with a wide range of conditions for related pain. Conditions that may require pain management include: The Neurological Pain Management Program treats patients with a wide range of conditions for related pain. Conditions that may require pain management include:
Diagnosis of pain
Neurological Pain Management Program physicians have access to the most advanced equipment for diagnosing the origin and causes of pain, enabling them to develop tailored treatment plans for patients. Diagnostic procedures may include:
Treatment of pain
Based on the patient’s diagnosis, a specialized treatment plan is created by a multidisciplinary team of caregivers. Treatment plans are tailored to the unique needs of each patient and discussed with all physicians across Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi who are involved in the patient’s care.
Treatment may include a combination of several approaches, such as:
One of several types of interventional pain procedures may be recommended, including:
Psychiatric evaluation or assessment for surgical treatment may also be recommended.
The Neurological Pain Management Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Neurological Institute is comprised of experts who are specially trained in helping patients with a range of conditions that require pain management care.
Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are: