Pain is an unpleasant sensation that originates from any part of the body, which may or may not be due to an organic cause, and encompasses all past experiences of human beings. Algology, which means the science of pain, is a field of medicine that deals with treatments to improve the quality of life and reduce the pain of patients living with unresolved, unmanageable and unknown pain and this pain.
Long-term chronic pain complaints are an important health problem that negatively affects the quality of life and brings social and psychological problems. Patients suffering from prolonged and chronic pain can be treated by applying to the Algology unit. After the cause of the pain is diagnosed, the source of pain is treated with the most appropriate medications and interventional methods. Pain treatments are handled and coordinated with a multidisciplinary approach. Generally, cancer pain, neuralgia, musculoskeletal pain, neck pain, shoulder-arm pain, back pain, back-leg pain, pain due to vascular occlusion, pain of unknown origin are treated in the algology department.
Among algology treatment methods, there are many different interventional methods to stop nerve conduction, especially oral medications. One of these methods can be said to be chemical drugs that stop nerve conduction by destroying the nerve and radiofrequency (RFT) that stops nerve conduction by generating heat. In addition, there are many drugs and methods used in interventional treatments for pain that temporarily and permanently block nerve conduction and / or eliminate pain. Local anesthetics, steroids, ozone, PRP, stem cells, laser, etc. can be given as examples. The most important function of algology is to establish a coordination regarding the pain that other branches of medicine deal with, to prevent the patient from wasting time in vain and to ensure that the patient is seen at the right time, in the right branch of science. In this way, the patient with pain can be directed to neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics or related disciplines and as a result, they can be treated without losing time and money.