Category Archives: Functional Pain Syndromes

21Sep/15

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a painful condition, often exquisitely so, located in the vulva, which is the skin surrounding the vagina. Usually unexplained, this troubling condition can arise seemingly from nowhere, interfere with intimate relations and hence attemptsRead More…

22Oct/14

Girls, stress and pain

I have seen a number of teenage girls over the past year who are affected by chronic pain. They are often referred because of recurring headaches or migraines but we discover that there is widespread sensitiveRead More…

10Dec/13

Uncomfortably numb

Feeling numb can mean that the self has lost its physical presence, or in an emotional sense, feelings have become blunted. These are both different constructs of loss for which we are compelled to seek anRead More…

10Jul/13

Women and Pain Clinic @ 132 Harley Street

The Women and Pain clinic is dedicated to providing contemporary treatment, training and coaching for females who suffer persisting pain. Common examples of on-going painful problems include: pelvic pain: including pain from endometriosis, bladder problems, muscularRead More…

05Nov/12

Women and pain | Part 1

  ‘As many as 50 million American women live with one or more neglected and poorly understood chronic pain conditions’  Generally I see more female patients than male. This observation supports the view that chronic pain is moreRead More…

21Jan/12

Central sensitisation is more common than you may think

Clifford Woolf recently said this about central sensitisation: Nociceptor inputs can trigger a prolonged but reversible increase in the excitability and synaptic efficacy of neurons in central nociceptive pathways, the phenomenon of central sensitization. Central sensitizationRead More…