• What is Cancer Pain?

    Cancer pain refers to discomfort experienced by individuals with cancer, resulting from the disease itself or its treatments. It can vary widely in intensity, location, and duration, depending on factors such as the type and stage of cancer. Cancer pain may arise from tumors pressing on bones, nerves, or organs, as well as from treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Managing cancer pain effectively is essential not only for improving quality of life but also for enhancing the ability to tolerate and respond to cancer treatments.

  • The Severity and Impact of Cancer Pain

    Cancer pain can be excruciating and debilitating, significantly impacting a patient's physical, emotional, and social well-being. Pain levels can range from mild discomfort to severe, unrelenting agony that disrupts sleep, appetite, and overall functionality. The intensity of pain often correlates with the extent of disease progression and the location of tumors or metastases. Patients may experience neuropathic pain, bone pain, visceral pain, or a combination of these types, each requiring specific management approaches tailored by a skilled pain specialist.

  • How Interventional Pain Specialists Help

    Interventional pain specialists play a crucial role in the comprehensive care of cancer patients by providing targeted pain management strategies. These specialists utilize advanced techniques such as nerve blocks, epidural injections, neurolytic procedures, and implantable devices to alleviate pain and improve quality of life. Nerve blocks can effectively block pain signals from reaching the brain, offering immediate relief for localized pain. Epidural injections deliver corticosteroids or opioids directly into the epidural space around the spinal cord, reducing inflammation and easing pain caused by nerve compression. Neurolytic procedures involve ablating nerves that transmit pain signals, offering longer-term relief for chronic pain. Implantable devices like spinal cord stimulators or intrathecal pumps deliver medications directly to the spinal cord or nerves, providing continuous pain relief without systemic side effects. By collaborating with oncologists and other healthcare providers, interventional pain specialists ensure that cancer patients receive comprehensive, personalized care that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of pain management, thereby enhancing their overall treatment experience.

Major Types of Cancer Pain

Understanding the Varied Forms of Pain in Cancer

  • Bone Pain: Caused by tumors affecting bones
  • Neuropathic Pain: Nerve damage from cancer or treatments
  • Visceral Pain: Organ-related pain due to tumor growth
  • Soft Tissue Pain: Pain from tumors in muscles or tissues
  • Referred Pain: Pain felt distant from the primary tumor site
  • Breakthrough Pain: Sudden, intense pain despite medication use

Interventional Pain Management for Cancer Pain

Advanced Techniques to Alleviate Cancer-Related Pain

  • Nerve Blocks: Target specific nerves to reduce pain signals
  • Epidural Injections: Deliver medications near the spinal cord
  • Neurolytic Procedures: Ablate nerves for prolonged pain relief
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators: Modulate pain signals with implanted devices
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Direct medication to spinal fluid for relief
  • Palliative Care Integration: Comprehensive approach to improve quality of life
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Coordinate treatments for personalized pain management
  • Minimize Side Effects: Focus on reducing treatment-related discomfort

Why People Choose Us?

Expert Credentials and Advanced Techniques for Optimal Care

  • Extensive Experience: Over 14 years in anesthesia and pain management
  • Advanced Training: Fellow of Interventional Pain Management from Germany
  • Specialized Skills: Expertise in ultrasonography-guided regional anesthesia
  • Leadership Role: Leads Chronic Pain Clinic at Aakash Healthcare
  • Professional Affiliations: Member of ISA, ISSP, and IMA

Our Expert Doctors

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Dr. Ishan Bhatia-
Dr. Ishan Bhatia

Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Gazal Garg-
Dr. Gazal Garg

Gynecologist, Obstetrician

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