“To relieve your pain, to return you to your functions, and to restore your quality of life through a multidisciplinary approach, and scientifically- proven effective pain management strategies in a supportive, and compassionate environment is our prime purpose.”
2nd Floor T-Block, Lung Center of the Philippines, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 9246101 local 403, 261
8:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays. Beyond clinic hours, any referrals shall be handled either by the duty- consultant, the consultant whom the referring physician chooses, or the physician whom the patient prefers.
Despite the advancement in medicine, pain is still poorly understood, inadequately managed, complex medical problem that have significant effect on the whole being of the patient. The Lung Center of the Philippines is a premier hospital which specializes in managing various kinds of diseases not only of the lungs, but of the pleura and mediastinum, of cancer and/or infectious origin, which either treated medically or surgically. Most, if not all, of these patients present with pain, be it cancer-related, or acute postoperative pain.
The Section of Anesthesia receives and manages over 200 chronic pain, and 2, 500 acute post-operative pain patients a year. Patients are treated holistically, with various current, safe treatments tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This is done through the combined expertise of a multidisciplinary team of pain specialist, anesthesiologists, surgeons, psychologists, and physiatrists. Because of these extensive experience in managing acute postoperative pain, chronic cancer-related, and chronic postoperative pain, we invite you to explore our pages and discover information on services we offer.
The Pain Management of the Lung Center of the Philippines offers diverse pain management options proven safe and effective. Depending on the cause of pain, treatments may include one or more of the following:
In most cases, if not all, patients are prescribed medications such as non-aspirin pain relievers, Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Corticosteroids, opioid medications, antidepressants before receiving other forms of therapy.
When medications are not enough to relieve pain, other treatment options can be done in combination with medications such as:
Injections. Local anesthetics, steroids, or combination of both may be injected into muscles, joints, or around nerve roots to relieve of irritation, swelling, and muscle spasm.
Nerve Blocks. When certain group of nerves causes pain to specific area in the body, local anesthetics maybe injected to block pain in that area
Physical Therapy. Our Physical therapist can design personalized exercise techniques not only to decrease pain but to increase function. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) where small nerve fibers are stimulated through the skin, and/or ultrasound therapy maybe integrated to maximize treatment.
Psychological support and counseling. It has been established that there is an emotional component of pain. Patients who suffer from persistent pain of any cause also suffer emotionally with feelings of anger, sadness, and hopelessness affecting ability to work, maintain a home, and meet social and family obligations. At the Pain Management Clinic of the Lung Center of the Philippines, we combine psychological support and other treatment options in order to help you regain a better quality of life.
Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been studied with promising effects in the reduction of chronic cancer pain. It involves therapeutic insertion of fine solid needles at very precise points in the body.
Surgery. Treatment of last resort when all other treatments fail. Surgery will be done if deemed necessary in order to relieve certain nerve compressions from tumors.
The Pain Management Team will strategize treatment plan tailored to the patients specific needs, circumstances, and preference. To find out more about our services, make an appointment today!
FOR THE PATIENT
What is Pain? Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that signals you something is wrong in your body. Depending on its cause, it can be stabbing, throbbing, pinching, aching, burning, or steady in character that have a negative impact on your lifestyle, job, and relationships.
What is Acute Pain? Pain that is of short duration of around less than 3 months. It is usually a result of injury, surgery, or an illness.
What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is pain related to illness such as cancer, or surgery that lasts for more than 3 months and has not responded to conventional therapies.
What will happen if my pain is untreated? Pain when left untreated, affects various organ system in your body. It increases your heart rate, and breathing rates causing increased oxygen and nutrient demands on your vital organs bringing about of symptoms live nausea, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness to name a few. Emotionally, it may cause sadness, anxiety, anger, and even depression robbing you of your independence resulting in a diminished quality of life.
Who will treat my pain? Our pain management team is composed of different individuals who are considered expert in their own fields such as pain specialist, anesthesiologist, surgeons, physiatrist, psychologists in order to maximize your treatment. It is our objective treat you wholly, not just your pain.
What treatments may be offered to me? Because pain is an individual experience, your pain management team shall formulate a pain management plan tailored to your specific needs, and your pain status. Pain evaluation, which is taking your medical, personal, family histories, activity-level assessment, reviewing your blood and imaging, and electrodiagnostic tests, and physical examination shall be done in order for us to formulate your treatment designed specifically for you.
For more information regarding our referral system as well as services we offer, you may call us at 9246101 local 403, 261.
In order to realize our goal to relieve pain, return you to your functions, and restore your quality of life, the Pain Management Clinic of the Lung Center of the Philippines regularly conduct research into the causes of pain, and best treatments to alleviate pain.
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Section of Anesthesia, Lung Center of the Philippines
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1100
Telephone No. 9246101 local 403