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Why SPG (Pain private practice Godesberg)?

With combined combined clinical experience spanning more than 30 years, our physicians are well-trained in the management of complex pain cases. We always learn cutting-edge techniques that we can share with our patients. We also make it a priority to explain each patient in an understandable way about his condition.

Our treatment philosophy is to work hand in hand with the patient to formulate a plan that will provide the best possible outcome in terms of pain relief and functional recovery. Pain management is a process. It can only happen if the doctor and the patient have mutual understanding that they are both working towards the same goal. Competence and compassion are the fuel that makes us what we do. This belief is shared by our entire team. We have excellent staff who are committed to making every visit a pleasurable experience. We know that people suffer from pain, which is why our mantra, as Sir William Osler put it so aptly, is "sometimes to heal, often to alleviate, and always comfort."

Pain Management Consultants has successfully treated patients with severe chronic and acute painful conditions since 1991 in the area of ​​North Rhine-Westphalia. We're just a phone call away, and we'll be happy to offer you the help you Need.

What do we expect from your contact?

In order to be treated in the Schmerz private practice in Bonn, you must be referred by your family doctor or a specialist. Some patients come to us with an earlier diagnosis while others have not been diagnosed.

Before we can plan your first visit, we need:
- A recommendation from your family doctor
- Printed Images - These are X-rays, MRIs, These reports must be relevant to the condition for which you are being treated.
- If you have visited another pain clinic - your last two (2) visit reports

This information can be sent by fax, mail or to our office. We will not be able to schedule your appointment until we have ALL of this information.

OUR NEW PATIENT FAX LINE IS: 0049.0228.354590

Your first visit:

Dr. Tarek Ezzeldin will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. He will want to know everything about your pain experience - when the pain started, what you think, that it triggered him and how he affects your life both physically and mentally.

Dr. Ezzeldin reviews all imaging studies other physicians may have ordered, such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI's, etc. If necessary, she will recommend and plan other diagnostic procedures or tests to determine the cause of her pain.

If you come to us with a diagnosis and dr. Ezzeldin agrees, she will develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Otherwise, this will occur on a subsequent visit.

Follow-up visits:

As soon as Dr. Ezzeldin has made a diagnosis, start the treatment (s) that she recommends for you. Because pain affects you not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally, we focus on treating you as a whole - both inside and out. Many people seek medication as a "quick fix" to treat their pain symptoms, but the medication is just one aspect of our treatment process and is used primarily to improve function and your ability to participate in physical therapy - not to cure your pain. For this reason, follow-up examinations may include interventional pain therapy treatments, physiotherapy assessment and / or behavior modification psychotherapy.

You can be sure that Dr. Ezzeldin and our capable staff will not stop until we have solved the secrets of your pain. We are your dedicated partner on your way back to Health.

What is arthritis?

The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, can affect any joint in the body, but most commonly affects the knee, hips, and fingers. Most people develop osteoarthritis due to the normal wear and tear of the joints over the years. Joints contain cartilage, a rubber-like material that cushions the bone ends and facilitates movement. Over time, or when the joint has been injured, the cartilage wears and the bones of the joint begin to rub against each other. When bones rub against each other, bone spurs can form and the joint stiffens after long periods of activity or inactivity.

What is sciatica?

In the lower back, the nerves join to form the sciatic nerve, which runs down to the leg and controls the leg muscles. Sciatica is a condition that can cause radiant pain, numbness, tingling, and / or muscle weakness in the leg, but is caused by nerve root impingement in the lower back. The impingement of the nerves is usually caused by a herniated disc or a spinal Stenosis.

What is Shoulder Impingement?

Impingement syndrome is a common disorder of the shoulder, which refers to a misalignment of the bones and tissues in the upper arm. Inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis, and arthritis are all closely related to impingement syndrome, as are cracks in the tendon of the rotator cuff.

When the rotator cuff becomes inflamed due to overuse or a bone deformation or spur occurs at the end of the scapula, the space between the humerus and the tip of the scapula is narrowed, causing the rotator cuff and its fluid to be filled or crushed bursa. This impact causes irritation and rotator cuff pain when the shoulder is raised.

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition in which tissues stiffen around the shoulder joint, forming scar tissue and making shoulder movements difficult and painful. It can develop if you no longer use the joint because of pain, other injuries or a chronic health condition such as diabetes. Any shoulder problem can lead to shoulder stiffness if you are not working to maintain the full range of Motion.

What is tennis elbow?

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the muscles of the forearm, wrist, and hand to the upper arm at the elbow. The tendon on the bony outer (lateral) part of the elbow (epicondyle) is usually irritated by overuse during physical activity.

What are we offering for international patients

Wherever you are in the world, we’ll make it simple for you to get the outstanding care you deserve. Bonn is rightly known as a centre of medical excellence.We believe that this standard of care should be accessible to you wherever you are in the world. We have a great deal of practical experience helping patients come to Bonn for treatment.

International office

The dedicated international office team is staffed by a highly efficient group of people who organise and coordinate international patient liaison providing a range of services for patients from overseas. This may include arranging referrals from overseas to the point of the patient attending The SPG to acting as a lending ear to a patient or their family. SOME OF WHAT WE DO Liaison with embassies, dealing with the practical and financial issues. Arabic interpreters to help you discuss your diagnosis and treatment with your consultant. Other languages are available on request. A dedicated financial team that organises all billing and payments, including payments from embassies.

How can be the payment done ?

Paying for your Treatment : If your treatment at The SPG is being funded through your embassy or sponsor, we may have a direct settlement arrangement with them, which means they will pay for your treatment directly. Please contact your embassy or company to check the details of your cover. If your embassy or sponsor is paying for your treatment, they will need to provide a Letter Of Guarantee (LOG) confirming they will cover the costs of your treatment at The SPG. Our International Office can help you get the authorisation you need for your treatment as an outpatient. If you are paying for your own treatment our Patient Liaison Office can help if you need: Advice on paying your bill Advice on finances (if you are from outside the Germany or have a corporate sponsor) To settle your account (you will still need to pay your consultant’s invoices to them directly)

What if my insurance company doesn’t cover this?

You are responsible for paying any amount not covered by insurance. We’re happy to work with you to develop a reasonable payment plan to meet your needs.