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In keeping with national guidelines Pain Relief Ireland is delighted to announce that it is now possible to resume implantation of spinal cord stimulators and other peripheral neuromodulation devices.

Dr. Dominic Hegarty, the clinical director of Pain Relief Ireland and leading implanter of these devices with over 12 years implanting experience says that the guidelines prepared by the International Neuromodulation Society1 are “helpful and very welcome”.

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We are open!

Yes, after the longest 90 days in history we are back and looking forward to it!

The intervening time has been difficult for many of our clients.  Almost everyone has been impacted in some way. For some scheduled pain procedures were postponed, physiotherapy session halted, hydrotherapy and pool work discontinued, and even the ability to get out for a walk became impossible for the “cocooners”!

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RTE’s “Today” show

The response to Dr. Hegarty’s guest appearance on the RTE “Today show “ with Maura and Dáithí has generated huge interested. This is Dr. Hegarty’s fifth time on the show and once again the number of questions received by email and social media exceeded even the producer’s expectations. Obviously, having information about chronic pain is well received by the Irish audience. It is not surprising given that the content of Dr.

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Covid-19 Telemedicine

Today many people with chronic pain are staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus. This was and continues to be the best option.

But after weeks of isolation, individuals with chronic pain are feeling “isolated” in more way than one. While they have manged to maintain some level of normality but now without regular exercise, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy sessions and in some cases missing the opportunity to attend the hospital for a pain procedures the level of anxiety, loneliness  and pain intensity is increasing.

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