Acute pain is never a long-term condition, but it can make day to day life very difficult. Some people who experience bouts of acute pain need time away from work and can’t get on with their lives as usual. Therefore, appropriate treatment for this kind of pain is essential. While there are conventional treatments for acute pain, many patients seek alternative acute pain management. The alternative acute pain management London patients have access to include the wide range of treatment options we offer at the Holistic Pain Management Lab.

Opioids are usually the first treatment patients are offered for acute pain. They can be combined with other analgesics but understandably, some patients look for alternatives which aren’t drug-based or utilise newer techniques for quicker pain relief.

What is Acute Pain?

Acute pain is officially defined as any pain which may last from a few short moments to as long as 3 to 6 months. Pain that lasts longer than 6 months is usually classified as chronic. Acute pain can relate to the soft tissue or skeleton of the body. It can be due to surgical trauma or accidental trauma, although sometimes there is no known cause. Below is a closer look at the alternative acute pain management London patients visiting our clinic can consider.

Chiropractic Treatment

While chiropractic treatment is considered mainstream, it is still classed as an alternative therapy. It is a complementary form of medicine which looks at ways to manipulate the vertebrae and ligaments around the spine. Chiropractors will manipulate the spine and surrounding tissue in an attempt to alleviate pain. It is especially effective for back and neck pain but can be beneficially in minimising associated pain too.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique. In Chinese medicine it is believed that the practice helps to balance the force of life. More modern medical use of acupuncture believes it works by releasing endorphins which help relieve the body of pain. Acupuncture is included as a beneficial treatment for pain on the World Health Organization’s List. Acupuncture works through inserting very thin needles into certain pressure points around the body.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone is a colourless gas which combines three individual oxygen atoms. It can help the body improve its intake of oxygen and it can activate the immune system. Some research shows it is effective in managing pain and helping to alleviate acute pain in some patients.

Appointments for Alternative Acute Pain Management London

Attending an appointment at the Holistic Pain Lab is the first step in finding a better way to treat your pain. We can discuss our range of alternative treatments as well as more conventional options. A combination is usually offered so patients can find the right balance for their particular pain. Our clinic is well-located on Harley Street and you can make appointments via email: or on telephone: 07586 073 497.