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About our service

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital provides a comprehensive pain management service with expert evaluation, pharmacological therapy and a range of interventional therapies offered. The Pain Management Department is staffed by 5 consultants, each with unique experience and expertise in managing a wide range of pain conditions.

The service is also internationally recognised as a leading neuromodulation centre thanks to our two expert implanters, Dr. Murphy and Dr. O’Keeffe, who deliver a state of the art service. In addition to performing the largest number of implant surgeries per annum in Ireland, we are the only centre to offer a fully comprehensive range of stimulation options tailored specifically to the patient’s individual requirements

Diagnostic and therapeutic services are also offered to treat chronic pain conditions ranging from spinal pain (back and neck) and post-surgical pain syndromes (including Failed Spinal Surgery Syndrome) to the management of cancer-related pain.

Our multidisciplinary team of pain management consultants, specialist surgeons, nurses, osteopaths, rheumatologists and therapists work together to deliver the best treatment for our patients.

Pain Disorders         

Common painful disorders seen in our pain service include but are not limited to:

  • Post-surgical pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Peripheral nerve injuries, including complex regional pain syndrome
  • Myofascial pain
  • Persistent post-surgical pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Joint pain

Pain Management treatment services

The team offer treatment solutions for all types of cancer pain.

The following cervical procedures are offered.

  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injections
  • Diagnostic medial branch block / pulsed radiofrequency lesion
  • Cervical radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • Stellate ganglion / sympathetic blocks

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an advanced and highly effective therapy utilized in a range of refractory pain conditions including Failed spinal surgery syndrome and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

We offer the following thoracic and lumbar procedures:

  • Lumbar / thoracic epidural steroid injection
  • Diagnostic medial branch block / pulsed radiofrequency lesion
  • Lumbar / thoracic radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint denervation
  • Lumbar sympathetic block


 

We offer the following common pain management services:

  • Medial branch block
  • Nerve blocks /PRF
  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)
  • Occipital nerve blocks / PRF
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Qutenza application
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Rhiz/Epid and Nerve Blocks
  • Pump Refils
  • Pain Blocks
  • Botox Injections
  • Rhizotomy

Your team

Meet the people

Dr. Paul Murphy

Dr. Paul Murphy

Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine

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Dr. Mohamed Hassanain

Dr. Mohamed Hassanain

Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine

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Dr. Hugh Gallagher

Dr. Hugh Gallagher

Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine

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Dr. Kirk Levins

Dr. Kirk Levins

Anaesthesia / Pain Medicine

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