The Aman Hospital Pain Relief Center of Excellence provides a unique patient-centered treatment approach tailored to your condition. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists has the robust experience and hands-on practice in world-renowned healthcare institutions to properly diagnose the cause of the pain and customize a treatment plan to help patients return to the comfort and improve their quality of life.
Our multidisciplinary approach to pain relief ranges from traditional treatments and medications to breakthrough interventional procedures. A team of consultants from neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, interventional radiology, and physical therapy delivers this. Their main goal is to offer you the most suitable and efficient personalized treatment tailored to your condition.
We are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology to support our specialists in relieving the suffering of patients with various types of acute and chronic pain disorders.
What are the types of pain treated?
Pain is the leading cause of disease-related disability worldwide surpassing that of stroke, epilepsy, and head injury. When untreated, persistent pain is often complicated by anxiety, depression, and sleeping disorders which have a negative impact on activities of daily living and quality of life.
At Aman Hospital Pain Relief Center of Excellence, our pain care team will develop an individualized customized treatment plan tailored to meet the patient’s specific needs. Our expertise covers most types of pain disorders including:
What unique treatments do we offer?
Neuromodulation is a technique used to target the origins of pain in your nervous system. It stimulates nerves and helps modulate abnormal neural behavior at the origin of the disease process. A weak electrical current or a brief magnetic pulse is applied to specific areas of the brain and spinal cord in an attempt to enhance poorly activated or inhibit abnormally active areas. This results in a reversible effect on the nervous system that translates into improvement of patients’ symptoms. Repeated sessions have an additive effect and can provide pain relief that outlasts by several weeks the actual stimulation session.
One of the major indications of neuromodulation is intractable pain with extensive studies supporting its use. Its efficacy is well established and patients resistant to all other forms of treatment improve significantly. The technique has an excellent safety record. Neuromodulation has been tested in various pain syndromes whether regional such as headaches, localized such as nerve injury, or more generalized such as fibromyalgia.
Transcranial direct current stimulation is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation treatment that uses very weak electrical currents to stimulate specific areas in the brain. A typical session lasts around 30 minutes & tDCS has the advantage of being painless and safe.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses brief magnetic pulses to activate nerve cells in the brain. To obtain meaningful and long-lasting effects on the brain, pulses are delivered repetitively, hence the name repetitive TMS or rTMS. A navigation system based on a three-dimensional reconstruction of the patient’s brain MRI is used to precisely target the brain structures of interest.
During an rTMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp. The coil painlessly delivers a series of magnetic pulses to specific areas of your brain. Depending on the type of stimulation, rTMS either activates regions that have decreased activity or inhibits those with abnormally increased activity. A typical session lasts around 30 minutes. rTMS has an excellent safety record. The only common side effects are headache, scalp discomfort at the site of stimulation, tingling, twitching of facial muscles, and lightheadedness.
Insertion of electrodes through the skin under local anesthesia that allows passage of electrical current through the spinal cord, which helps in the relief of chronic pain and pain from failed back surgeries.
A Multidisciplinary approach
Our goal is to strengthen knowledge about pain and pain management at the clinical level, as well as to provide top-quality multidisciplinary pain care to our patients. Having a group of known specialists in their fields, we treat the most challenging cases.
We achieve that through our Specialty Clinics or Services listed below:
Poor post-operative acute pain management can cause significant distress and contribute to several medical complications such as delayed healing, venous clots, and infections among many others. We believe that every patient should receive adequate post-operative pain management extending from the immediate post-surgical period and until pain has completely abated. Our multidisciplinary pain management team will follow you at the hospital and after discharge home and guarantee the best continuity of care and a smooth recovery period.
When classical medical treatment fails, blocking the transmission of pain by specific nerves can provide significant relief. This approach is helpful in treating various forms of pain such as those related to disc disease, pinched nerves, and joint pain. Our pain specialists are experts in targeting the appropriate nerves and injecting local drugs to decrease alleviate your symptoms.
Also in patients with joint pain, like shoulder knee and elbow arthritic pain, an expert team will evaluate these patients and prescribe the effective plan for conservative treatment, or provide them with intra-articular injections for pain relief and treatment.
Your Care Team
You will also need to have the following information with you when you check in:
- Qatar ID / valid passport
- Insurance card
- Laboratory studies (in case available)
For insurance and price inquiries, please contact our call center at +974 4400 4400 between 8 am to 10 pm.
The Pain Relief Center in Aman Hospital is located at the following address: Ground Floor, Outpatient 2.
We recommend you allow enough time to park to ensure you arrive on time. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Our valet parking is here to assist you, take your car and park it safely in our underground parking.
Always feel free to bring someone with you to your appointments. A family member or friend can help ask questions, remember the information your care team gives you, and provide support.
Please call our call center at +974 4400 4400. They are available from Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm to help you reschedule or cancel your appointment.