Pain Management Service

Whitegate drive - exterior

We are based at Whitegate Health Centre.

Welcome to the Blackpool Pain Management Service

Our service is a specialised multi-disciplinary service for adults who have longstanding, widespread and localised pain. We aim to improve quality of life through evidence based approaches. People that are suffering with disability and distress related to their pain are most appropriate for the service.

The Pain Management Service is not a diagnostic service and sees patients once all investigations are completed and have been discussed with the patient.

We also do not provide support regarding benefit claims.

The Team
The clinical team consists of Consultant Anaesthetists, Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy Assistants, a Nurse Specialist and Secretarial and Administration staff.

What is Chronic Pain
Pain that persists beyond the time that tissue healing would normally be expected, which is taken as beyond three months.

Conditions we work with
Any persistent (or chronic) pain problem for which for which there is no simple medical or surgical solution. For example:

  • Persistent post operative pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Mechanical low back pain/neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis (where there is no orthopaedic solution)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypermobility Syndrome.

Contact Details

The service is based at:

Pain Management Service
First Floor, Whitegate Drive Health Centre
Whitegate Drive
Telephone: 01253 955303

Patients are mainly seen at Whitegate Drive Health Centre although a limited number of Pain Management Consultant clinics are also run from Lytham Health Centre and Fleetwood Hospital.