A businesswoman came with severe backache limiting her activity completely. After evaluation by our KPMC team, she was found to have facet joint (small joints interconnecting the parts of back bone) degeneration. We performed facet joint denervation under X-ray guidance to her, which provided her a very good pain relief. The next day she was back to her work.
A gentleman who had developed chickenpox (herpes zoster) was suffering from very severe pain, to the extent that he had attempted suicide to get rid of the problem. He visited the pain clinic in desperation to find an answer to his problem. KPMC faculty diagnosed it as post herpetic neuralgia.
Under computed tomography (CT) guidance he underwent chemical lumbar sympathectomy at KPMC. It gave him immediate complete relief. He was grateful to the whole team.
A college going young girl visited KPMC along with her mother. She was suffering from a headache which starts as soon as class starts and continues till the evening every other day.
After ruling out organic pathology, it was discovered that the girl hardly used to eat anything out of fear of gaining weight. The girl was counseled and explained about the need for nutrition and regular physical activity for a healthy and fit life. Three months later, the girl walked into KPMC saying that she has secured distinction in board exams and no longer gets headaches.
55-year-old gentleman was diagnosed with cancer of stomach in advanced stage. His main problem was excruciating back pain and upper abdominal pain. None of the medications could give him relief. He was advised CT guided celiac plexus block by the KPMC team, following which he had dramatic pain relief immediately.
42-year-old gentleman diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, was on medications for 18 long years without much benefit. After visiting KPMC, he was found to have a pain triggering point over his gum of molar tooth by our pain management team. He was given a local anaesthetic injection along with steroids over the trigger point. This gave him good relief. Two more sittings gave him long lasting relief from pain. Now he is a happy man and is not on any medications.
A 32-year-old lady came to our centre after seeing a brochure regarding pain management at KPMC. She was suffering from endometriosis for which she was put on hormone therapy, analgesics and so many other medications, but all went in vain; and she was told that she should live with that pain for life. The patient was evaluated at KPMC and was advised to undergo superior hypogastric plexus diagnostic block by our team. The procedure relieved most of her complaints; subsequently the procedure was performed using a long acting agent. Now she is leading a happy life free from pain.