Definition of pain clinic in English:

pain clinic


  • An establishment or hospital department dedicated to the investigation and treatment of pain.

    ‘the GP referred the patient to the pain clinic’
    • ‘In difficult cases and when increasingly large doses of opiates are required, patients should be referred to a specialist pain clinic.’
    • ‘She took physio for two weeks and thereafter she was referred to a Pain Clinic for the continuing symptoms in her right elbow.’
    • ‘If a hospital has a pain clinic, you can find a pain specialist there.’
    • ‘This treatment had been evaluated in a clinical trial in a multidisciplinary pain clinic on patients who came for acupuncture therapy over a period of two years.’
    • ‘If pain is prolonged then treatment will be managed by a multidisciplinary team in a pain clinic.’
    • ‘Acupuncture is available as a treatment option in most chronic pain clinics.’
    • ‘Pain clinics or surgical teams offer specialist pain management, and the rest can usually be overseen within primary care.’
    • ‘He did recommend that she attend yet another pain clinic for management of her condition.’
    • ‘The consultant in the pain clinic discussed the issue of exercise with me.’
    • ‘Your doctor may refer you to a rheumatologist or hospital pain clinic for further, more specialist, assessment.’