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PAIN THERAPY

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Pain therapy can be developed from different viewpoints and approaches; our mission is to make a global interpretation of the patient’s pain, analyse it as a physical alarm bell for a general process and as a result, tackle the pain from different perspectives and with the aid of different elements. Of all the therapeutic alternatives, those we have the greatest confidence in are:

Guided exercise programmes or programmes with specific indications

Exercise stimulates the release of the body’s natural analgesics, known as endorphins. It favours flexibility, strength and resistance and helps reduce stress. And exercise can also strengthen little-used or weakened muscles and help replace the work of an overused muscle which is causing pain.

In this section, we include some alternative therapies such as Sup-terapia®

Minor and major analgesics

If strictly necessary, analgesics may be used temporarily in order to be able to introduce other complementary therapies.

Specific rehabilitation therapies

Such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and assorted massages to reduce pain and increase functionality. Rehabilitation therapy is an important part of early treatment against pain and is usually combined with other treatments, such as medicines, neuromuscular bandage, magnet therapy, etc.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Chronic pain follows a bio-psychosocial model which means that not only physical, but also psychological elements are involved. Behavioural and cognitive therapies take these factors into account to help patients learn new practices and strategies to assimilate chronic pain, such as relaxation techniques and visualisation exercises.

Minimally invasive analgesic techniques

  • Dry tap: this technique is frequently used in physiotherapy, and in pain consultation it is used to alleviate the pain caused by so-called “trigger points”
  • Nerve blocks: for the nerve block method, local anaesthetics or steroids are applied directly to the nerve that causes the pain. This is usually done with ultrasound verification.
  • Epidural infiltrations: this consists of placing steroids in the epidural spinal space and thus reducing the inflammation linked to the pain, above all in situations of radiculalgia due to compression of the nerve in the spine
  • Joint infiltrations, muscle infiltrations, peritendinous infiltrations with corticoids, local anaesthetics, hyalonuric acid or growth factors (PRFG) depending on what is appropriate in each individual case.

Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Calle Sant Joan de Déu, 7
07007 Palma de Mallorca
T.: +34 971 26 58 54

Centre de Rehabilitació

Carrer Patronat Obrer, 19
07006 Palma de Mallorca
T.: +34 971 46 16 02