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This page contains materials produced by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH). On 1 July 2024, all adult and children’s community services in the London Borough of Hounslow provided by HRCH transferred to West London NHS Trust. Whilst we are in the process of re-producing these materials, patients and referrers can still refer to the information contained within them.

Our Pain Management service provides assessment, treatment and management advice for clients presenting with a wide range of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions including:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Chronic widespread bodily pain (fibromyalgia)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Persistent pain following surgery or medical treatments.

How it works

Once referred, you will be assessed by a Physiotherapist and Psychologist. Together with your team, you will then decide on the most appropriate management, which may include:

  • A ‘Pain Management Program’, exploring ways to best manage your pain
  • Decreasing the impact of pain
  • Improving function
  • Improving mood and how much the pain bothers you
  • Appropriate exercise and fitness maintenance
  • Returning to valued hobbies and activities
  • Gaining control of your life, rather than pain controlling you!

We also offer long-term follow-up and support for people who have undergone treatment with the Chronic Pain Service.

To be referred to this service, the client must be:

  • Registered with a Hounslow GP
  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Have a written referral from an agreed health care practitioner (usually a GP)
  • Have had a musculoskeletal problem for more than 3 months
  • Have completed any medical investigations and treatment
  • Able to attend the department.

We cannot see clients who are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Have chronic pain due to a non-musculoskeletal problem, including primary headahces
  • Cannot travel to the department
  • Are continuing to undergo medical investigation and treatment for their pain condition.