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Chronic Pain Services at East Kent Hospitals

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of services for patients with chronic pain across east Kent and beyond.

Outpatient clinics are currently held at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate; William Harvey Hospital, Ashford; Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, and Buckland Hospital, Dover.

Procedure lists currently take place at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital,  William Harvey Hospital and the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

We also have close links with the Community Chronic Pain service run by Kent Community Health Trust, ensuring patients who are referred from one service to the other have more continuity of care.

This webpage is intended to answer your questions about the services available from us, your treatment, the staff who will be treating you, and where you can find further information regarding your condition.

Outpatient services

  • Consultant-led chronic pain clinics 
  • Clinical nurse specialist clinics
  • Consultant and nurse led minor procedures
  • Nurse led post-procedure follow up telephone consultations
  • Specialist intrathecal pump refill clinics
  • Spinal cord stimulator reprogramming clinics

Procedures

  • Facet joint denervations (for treatment of neck, upper back and lower back pain)
  • Epidurals (for treatment of sciatic pains)
  • Spinal nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Myofascial injections
  • Botox for migraine
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint denervation
  • External neuromodulation
  • Internal neuromodulation
  • Lumbar sympathectomies
  • Cancer pain management procedures
  • Spinal cord stimulators

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