This innovative therapeutic strategy seeks to alleviate scar-related pain and improve quality of life in an effective and safe manner.
What is pericardial pain?
Pericatricial pain is a type of chronic pain that occurs around or in the area of a scar. It can be caused by various reasons, such as previous surgeries, traumatic injuries or burns. Pericardial pain can be intense and constant, limiting mobility and significantly affecting quality of life.
Pharmacological treatment of pericardial pain focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life. Some of the medications that may be used include analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants and, in specific cases, antidepressants or anticonvulsants. The choice of medication will depend on the individual patient’s assessment and the underlying cause of the pericardial pain.
Botulinum toxin infiltration
Botulinum toxin infiltration is a novel and effective treatment for pericardial pain. Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, works by relaxing muscles and reducing the release of neurotransmitters responsible for the sensation of pain. This treatment can relieve pericardial pain and improve quality of life, especially in patients who have not obtained relief with conventional pharmacological therapies.
Benefits of combined treatment
Pain relief: Pharmacologic therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration can effectively relieve pericardial pain.
Improved quality of life: These treatments can help improve the quality of life of patients, allowing them to resume their daily activities.
Personalization of treatment: The choice of medication and the use of botulinum toxin are tailored to the specific needs of each patient, ensuring an individualized therapeutic approach.
Alternative to invasive treatments: Drug therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration may be an effective option before considering more invasive treatments, such as surgery.
How do I know if I am a candidate for these treatments?
Pharmacological treatments and botulinum toxin infiltration may be appropriate for patients suffering from pericardial pain who have not found relief with conventional therapies. Our specialists at Clínica San Román will evaluate your case and determine if these treatments are the best option for you.
Steps to follow
Medical evaluation: The first step is to perform a thorough medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the pericicatricial pain and to establish whether you have any conditions causing it.
Treatment plan: Based on the results of the medical evaluation, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include pharmacological therapy, botulinum toxin infiltration or a combination of both.
Follow-up and adjustments: Once treatment is initiated, regular follow-up will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of therapies and make adjustments as needed to ensure pain relief and improved quality of life.
The treatment of pericardial pain by means of pharmacological therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration represents a new therapeutic option for those seeking pain relief and an improvement in their quality of life. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.