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Chronic or acute pain can be a debilitating condition which prevents people from fulfilling their goals and participating in desired activities. Pain can significantly reduce quality of life. Underlying causes of pain can be difficult to diagnose and therefore hard to treat. The Center for Pain Medicine was established to facilitate the thorough examination of (chronic) pain patients in order to best find a solution for their complaints.
Center for Pain Medicine at Erasmus MC
The team at the Center for Pain Medicine are committed to lighten pain and make you pain free if possible. Our team of anesthesiologists, neurologists, psychologists and physiotherapists are at your service.
We treat conditions such as, but not limited to:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Neuropathic pain and myalgia
- Medically Intractable Chronic Cluster Headache
- Spinal and neck pain
- Chronic back pain
Please feel free to contact us for any questions related to chronic pain treatments.
Our treatment trajectory always includes a comprehensive intake and diagnosis, prior to treatment. We conduct various examinations in a multidisciplinary setting prior to commencing treatment, in order to ensure that we provide you with the best therapy possible. We use medications, blockades, electrostimulation, neuromodulation therapies, physical therapy and offer counseling.
More about the Center for Pain Medicine at Erasmus MC
The Erasmus MC is one of the largest tertiary care and academic hospital in the Netherlands. Our hospital can proudly offer the services of highly specialized medical professionals for the treatment of complex and rare diseases.
Our Medical Expertise and Research
We are continuously conducting research on the etiology and treatment of unexplained or difficult-to-treat pain. Our current research projects include:
- Immune modulation effects on inflammation in CRPS
- Epidural Spinal Electrostimulatory System (ESES)
- Neuromodulation of the nerve roots
Our treatment protocols have been validated and are regularly updated according to new evidence, institutional experiences and through continuously on-going research.