Chronic pain management at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting for longer than six months.


Around 20% of adults in the UK are affected by chronic pain.

Why you might need it

Pain can be a sign that something in our body is wrong. There are various types of pain that can differ in the parts of the body that they affect. The intensity of the pain and its duration can also vary. In addition, the way we react to pain is very personal and can vary significantly from person to person.

Pain that lasts for three months or more and recurs over long periods is regarded as chronic pain. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in your body; it can range from mild discomfort to very severe pain that can impede your day-to-day activities.

Common pain conditions can include

  • Back pain (Sciatica and unspecific)
  • Neck-shoulder pain (whiplash injury, "stiff neck", etc)
  • Coccydynia (Tailbone pain)
  • Nerve related pain (Diabetic Neuropathy, Neuralgias, Shingles pain, etc.)
  • Chronic post-surgical pain (pain following operations)
  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Cancer related pain

Early detection, assessment and appropriate management can help to alleviate chronic pain.

How much does Chronic pain management cost at Spire Hartswood Hospital

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation. Spire Healthcare can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Hartswood Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Who will do it?

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

Before your treatment

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Preparing for your treatment

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

The procedure

We offer a wide range of treatment options and interventions including:

  • Specialist Pain Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), External Nerve Modulation (ENM)
  • Therapeutic epidurals
  • Caudal injections
  • Nerve injections
  • Facet joint/Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Ultrasound guided joint injections (hip, shoulder, knee, etc.)
  • Radio-frequency(RF)-treatment (pulsed, conventional and cooled RF)

All treatments are provided as day cases.

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

How to get to us

Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in quiet and peaceful grounds, just two miles from the M25 motorway and easily accessible from other major roads like the M11, A12 and A13. It is 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Hartswood Hospital,

Eagle Way
Brentwood
Essex
CM13 3LE

Main Switchboard:  01277 232525

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01277 266761

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Hartswood Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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