Patients who suffer from pain for weeks, months or even years require special attention. That is why hospitals often have a special department dedicated to the therapy of chronic pain.
The field of pain therapy comprises doctors from a variety of branches of medicine – rheumatology, anaesthetics, general surgery and physical medicine working together in an interdisciplinary regime. They select methods of pain relief tailored to the patient that either completely eliminate the pain or at least alleviate it. Various drugs and surgical techniques can be used to achieve this. These days, use is often made of the latest methods, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) – where the nerves in the spinal cord are stimulated using an electrical current – or implanting pumps that drip-feed pain-relieving drugs into the body.
Pain therapy also makes use of techniques from the Far East, such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Hypnotherapy (hypnosis used for therapeutic purposes) can also help to alleviate chronic pain.
As pain can also have a pronounced impact on the spiritual well-being of the patient, psychiatrists and psychotherapists are often involved in pain therapy.
Why choose Hirslanden
Interventional pain management is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our interventional pain management specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.
You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.
We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.
A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.
Contact us – we are happy to help you!