The Pain Department of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University is set for diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain-related diseases. The team is made up by seven doctors and one nurse, especially one well-known specialist. It is an independent clinical department pain consisting of Pain Clinic, Outpatient Treatment Room, Operating Room and Ward, equipped with shockwave therapy apparatus, super laser therapy apparatus, silver needle therapy apparatus, plasma ablation therapy apparatus, radiofrequency ablation therapy apparatus and other advanced treatment equipment . The department made a good combination of pathological features and the biological effect characteristics of treatment technology, then formed a comprehensive integrated pain diagnosis and treatment program based on drug therapy, characterized by nerve block technology and minimally invasive interventional treatment technology.
In recent years, the department has carried out CT-guided radiofrequency ablation therapy for patients with intractable pain such as trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia and postherpetic neuralgia, and achieved significant clinical efficacy.For knee osteoarthritis, patients with nerve root type cervical spondylosis, lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion, according to the patients' illness weight, body resistance situation such as took the silver hieroglyphics solution technique, the articular cavity injection technique, plasma radiofrequency and radiofrequency ablation of lumbar disc and lumbar intervertebral foramen microscopically lumbar nucleus pulposus enucleation individualized minimally invasive treatment, such as the vast majority of patients after the treatment has achieved satisfactory results.In addition, electric stimulation of spinal cord and internal pump of sheath have been carried out to treat chronic intractable pain, and satisfactory clinical efficacy has been achieved.The "multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for intervertebral disc Diagnosis and treatment" has been established with the pain department as the center. The physician team consists of experts in pain department, orthopedics department, neurology department, rehabilitation department and imaging department. Since its establishment, the diagnosis and treatment of complex intervertebral disc related diseases has achieved satisfactory results.