Pain Services

Pain Services

Pain Services

Motion analysis has been used in conjunction with the chronic pain service at Ninewells Hospital, Dudnee, to optimise the intrathecal dose of Baclofen (muscle relaxer). Spasticity can be a major contributor to chronic pain in conditions such as multiple sclerosis. However, in such conditions there is a balance between reducing the spasticity and muscle weakness. Some patients rely on the spasticity to walk and 3D motion analysis was able to determine the dose at which gait function was optimum for individual patients.