Dar Al Fouad Hospital (DAFH) Pain Clinic is a specialized department of DAFH Anesthesiologists in collaboration with the Pain Clinic of Cleveland Clinic. Its physicians are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and application of interventional techniques for the treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. Patients referred to our clinics often have pain that has not responded to treatment by other physicians or are seeking non-surgical pain relief.
DAFH Pain Management Unit offers many safe, proven, effective treatments designed to eliminate or reduce chronic pain. Our physicians are dedicated to the goal of helping people with chronic pain return to a normal, productive lifestyle. Our specialists are among the most experienced, treating more than 600 new patients each year. Using the latest in diagnostic technology, paired with medical and interventional therapeutics, they will work with you to identify the source of the pain, eliminate or reduce the pain, and teach you to manage it.
Pain is one of the most common complaints presented to physicians today, yet it is one of the most difficult medical problems to understand and treat adequately. In the setting of an acute injury, pain serves a useful purpose as a warning system of possible bodily harm. However, we now understand that pain can occur without any discernible injury, and can persist beyond the expected healing period.
Pain takes a tremendous toll, not only in human suffering, but also causes enormous disruptions in personal relationships and employment. Additionally, chronic pain has a tremendous economic impact on society. Usual daily activities, once taken for granted, become physical and mental challenges. Eventually, family members will become deeply affected. Fortunately, many recent advances in the emerging field of pain management offer hope to those who suffer from acute and chronic pain.
It is our philosophy that the patient should take an active role in their own treatment. We encourage patient involvement in the medical decision-making process and invite questions and opinions regarding treatment options.
REDUCE the use of medications and invasive medical procedures.
MAXIMIZE and maintain physical activity.
RETURN to productive activity at home and at work.
INCREASE the ability to manage pain and related problems.
REDUCE subjective pain intensity.
What We Treat
Back and neck pain
Failed back surgery syndrome
"Shingles" (acute and postherpetic neuralgia)
Myofascial pain syndrome
Phantom limb pain
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex regional pain syndrome - Type I)
Causalgia (Complex regional pain syndrome - Type II)
Facial Pain (trigeminal neuralgia)
Post thoracotomy pain
Limb pain from inoperable vascular insufficiency
Pain associated with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures