Treatment

Non-surgical modalities of treatment can be useful at times either alone or in combination with surgery.

 

Counselling

Patients are often anxious and concerned that no one seems to understand their problems. Stress over education or work often adds to the perceived severity of the condition. Clarity in diagnosis and management often relieves much of the anxiety. Advice to parents, teachers or employers may be useful as well.

 

Sensible advice

Avoiding aggravating or perpetuating factors, e.g. excessive workouts in the gym.
Carrying heavy items, e.g. shopping
Improve posture, e.g. in front of computer screen.
Lifestyle & occupational adjustments e.g. driving position

 

Medications

Simple painkillers e.g. paracetamol
Stronger painkillers e.g. tramadol
Neuropathic drugs like amitriptyline, gabapentin/ pregabalin
Sedatives and muscle relaxants

 

Physical therapy

See section on Physical & Occupational therapy LINK HERE

 

 

Contacting Us

Hospitals

The Small Print

Mr Colin Chan
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Wirral CH49 5PE

Mrs Louise Rule
Secretary
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Wirral CH49 5PE

(+44 151 604 7530)
enquiries@thetosclinic.com

 

Spire Wirral Hospital
Holmwood Drive
Thingwall
Wirral CH61 1AU

(+44 151 929 5181)
Website

Spire Manchester Hospital
170 Barlow Moor Road
Didsbury
Manchester M20 2AF

(+44 161 447 6600)
Website