Dr. Wisam Ali is a specialist in the management of acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Ali's pain clinic in London specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, neck, abdomen or chest. Pain could be generalized, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.
Acute pain is the body's alarm system so it can be helpful as a warning of harm. Without it, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown. It can be difficult to find the cause of chronic pain, even with the use of the latest imaging and other types of tests. Doctors often are not able to pinpoint the cause of your pain and a referral to a specialised pain clinic may prove very useful in diagnosing your condition.
Dr Ali’s pain clinic is a specialised clinic and a written referral from your general practitioner or from a fellow consultant, physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor is normally required before he can see you. Self referrals are accepted, but your general practitioner will be fully informed about your condition as well as the treatment plans. International patients are also accepted. An interpreter can be arranged if you let us know in advance.