In the Netherlands, 1 in 5 adults has chronic pain. It negatively affects the lives of patients and restricts them in their work and daily activities. At the pain clinic at the Jan van Goyen Medical Center we do everything we can to help these people in the short term. The average waiting time is currently 8 days.
What is the pain clinic?
The Pain Management Outpatient Clinic focuses on the treatment of chronic pain complaints. By chronic pain we mean pain that has existed for more than 3 to 6 months. At the pain clinic, chronic pain is treated by a nerve block by injecting pain medication, often in combination with an anti-inflammatory or by means of heat. Patients can also be referred from the pain clinic for a TENS treatment.
Which patients to refer?
Patients with chronic pain, including:
- Headaches: cervical headache (radiating from the cervical spine), post-traumatic pains (whiplash), some cases of migraine
- Cluster headache (Horton's syndrome)
- Facial pain
- Neck pain, radiating to one of the arms
- Pains from the chest
- Back complaints, lumbago and (pseudo) radicular complaints
- Post-herpetic pain
- Intercostal neuralgia
Pain poli team
The pain outpatient clinic in the Jan van Goyen Medical Center employs anesthesiologists who are fully committed to pain management and who have extensive experience in applying nerve blocks to relieve pain. Our doctors are dr. Liem and drs. Berry.
Both doctors treat all types of pain with the exception of oncological pain.