This is an Opioids focussed pain clinic.
In addition to assessing your chronic pain, the clinic will also focus on carrying out a comprehensive assessment of your opioids intake in terms of their effectiveness and side effects.
In general, long term intake of opioids in chronic pain has little evidence of effectiveness. If this proves to be the case following your initial assessment, the clinic will then aim to reduce your opioids intake whilst simultaneously introducing other pain intervention measures available in your case.
Opioids reduction is carried out slowly over weeks to months. This is to prevent potential withdrawals symptoms and flare up of your chronic pain. During this process you will be regularly followed up in the pain clinic.