Dr Malik, a Pain Management Consultant at Fitzwilliam Hospital in Peterborough, is launching a satellite pain management clinic in Terrington St Clement, near Kings Lynn.
The satellite Norfolk clinic offers convenient expert pain care and management for patients to attend appointments closer to their homes and save time on travel. Patients living or working in the local market town of Wisbech and West Norfolk urban hubs such as Kings Lynn, Downham Market, and Swaffham can have initial appointments, assessments, and referral for diagnostics or treatment, closer to home in Terrington St Clement.
Should patients need interventional pain treatments such as nerve blocks, joint injections, and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to reduce their pain and improve the quality of their life, then they can seamlessly be treated by Dr Malik in one of Fitzwilliam Hospital’s five modern operating theatres.
The prevalence of chronic pain
Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than three months. It is a very common condition and one of the most frequent reasons to seek medical care.
A 2019 NHS Digital survey1 found that the prevalence of chronic pain amongst adults was 34%, with prevalence increasing with age. The three most common types of pain are back pain, headache, and joint pain. Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) is one of the most common chronic pain disorders.
Dr Malik helps patients to manage chronic pain
As a pain management specialist, Dr Malik sees a wide variety of patients with chronic pain. He says “I see many patients with spinal and joint pain as well as wide-spread pain”. This includes patients with joint pain, back pain, nerve pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, post-surgical pain, trauma pain, and unexplained continued pain.
He understands that pain affects patients differently and that chronic pain can affect all aspects of your life including emotional distress and physical functional disability.
Dr Malik performs a full patient review including your pain history, how the pain is affecting the quality of your daily life, and any medications and treatments you use or have tried in the past.
He says “It’s important to have an individualised approach to the management of long-term pain as well as regular reviews. Having the new satellite clinic will provide much easier access to initial and review pain management appointments for patients in West Norfolk”.
Appointment bookings with Dr Malik
Don’t suffer from chronic pain, book in to see Dr Malik for an initial assessment. Call 01733 842304 or complete our short online contact form.
NHS Digital (2019) Health Survey for England 2017. NHS Digital. https://digital.nhs.uk