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For Patients

The Manchester and Salford Pain Centre (MSPC) is an integrated clinical team of doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists and nurses who are expert at managing all forms of pain. 

 

The centre offers an extensive range of services to the population of Greater Manchester, which include specialised outpatient clinics, pain relief injections, pain management programmes (at both foundation and intensive levels), spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal baclofen pump refills.

 

This section aims to provide patients and healthcare professionals with information about the services offered by this department.

 

  • question marks Frequently asked Questionsanswers to frequently asked questions
  • Hope Building Manchester & Salford Pain Centre (MSPC)The centre offers an extensive range of services to the population of Greater Manchester, which include specialised outpatient clinics, pain relief injections, pain management programmes (at both foundation and intensive levels), spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal baclofen pump refills.
  • Hospital staff. Two women, one a nurse in uniform, talking and holding paperwork. Teamwork, discussion NursingWithin the pain centre there is a team of six clinical nurse specialists in pain management, who are led by a consultant nurse.
  • female patient, in clinic, information leaflet Pain Management Programme (PMP)The Pain Management Programme (PMP) that the MSPC provides is a rehabilitative programme based upon psychological (cognitive-behavioural) principles, and self-management for people whose lives are adversely affected by chronic pain. The overall aim of a PMP is to reduce the disability and distress caused by chronic pain, by teaching sufferers physical, psychological and practical techniques to improve quality of life.
  • Home. Independent elderly. Man seated in armchair. Wearing headphones. Smiling. Smile. Listening to music, or the television. Hard of hearing. Amplified sound and earphones. Pain Relaxation MP3Download the contents of the Pain CD. Please note: the contents of the Pain CD are only available to patients who have attended clinic and have been provided with a username and password to access.
  • Pain Centre, Programme Room Patient InterviewsPlease view some patient interviews about the Pain Managemnet Programme (PMP)
  • physio, holding ball, after surgery PhysiotherapyThe Manchester and Salford Pain Centre (MSPC) Physiotherapy Team are involved at many different stages of the patient's pain management experience.
  • male sat on chair smiling at female PsychologyClinical Psychologists are highly specialised practitioners in the assessment and treatment of psychological distress. In addition to this a Clinical Psychologist in a Pain Centre has specialised knowledge about the impact of being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, and the bearing that this can have upon an individual's quality of life.
  • patient in clinic, having a consultation with their clinician ReferralsThe Manchester & Salford Pain Centre operate a triage system by where patients are sent a pain management questionnaire on receipt of their referral letter.
  • back examination in clinic Spinal Cord StimulationThe Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) service that the MSPC provides involves stimulating nerves within the spinal cord for the management of patients with chronic nerve pain.(Neuropathic pain) It is suitable in selected patients who have pain following back surgery or 'Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'.
  • Clinic appointment Types of Pain Management ProgrammeThere are currently two types of pain management programme at Manchester and Salford Pain Centre, the Intensive Programme and the Foundation Programme.