Pain Management at Brig Hospital
Pain is one of the most frequent reasons for consulting a family doctor or going to Accident & Emergency.
Depending on their duration, pains are classified as acute (following wounds or operations) or chronic (pains that last over time).
Pain is not solely dependent on physical factors: psychological factors also play an important role in the perception of and resistance to pain. We all perceive it differently, depending on our physical and psychosocial characteristics.
Pains can have
- Somatic (organic) causes,
- Psychological causes,
- Mixed (psychosomatic) causes.
Before treating pain, it is necessary to identify its origin. However, even the most advanced modern medicine is not always able to do this, and sometimes identifying the cause of suffering can be like a police investigation.
Following an in-depth consultation, a physical examination and the evaluation of the results of analyses and previous treatments, the healthcare team will attempt to establish a tailor-made painkilling treatment plan. The biological, psychological and social factors influencing the pain felt by the patient must be taken into account when drawing up the diagnosis.
Pain is a phenomenon which affects many people, and which requires a modern, multidisciplinary approach, involving specialists in the fields of analgesia, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neurology, etc. All of these various skills are available in Valais Hospital, and they complement each other perfectly.