LONG TERM PAIN IS DIFFICULT TO
Most people expect pain to ease once an injury or condition heals, but often this is not the case. Over time, drugs and other treatments can become less effective. Medical tests may not find a cause, but the pain continues and becomes more difficult to live with. It can interfere with sleep, relationships, work and mood. The things you do to help yourself may not help or even make things worse, so it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. If you have problems because you live with long-term pain, pain management techniques can help you.
OUR SPECIALIST IN PAIN
Doctor Hubert van Griensven has provided treatment and coaching for long-term pain for many years. He has published two textbooks on pain management. In his practice, he draws on a number of pain management approaches, including relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and patient empowerment. Doctor van Griensven is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he leads the MSc module in persistent pain. He holds a Phd and MSc in pain. He is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a Registered Acupuncturist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.