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Every year, many people suffer a whiplash injury to the cervical spine in Switzerland. In most cases, the typical complaints subside within days or weeks. However, in about 10% of cases, a chronic "whiplash disease" develops. In addition to other complaints, chronic neck pain is usually the main problem and has a strong negative influence on the quality of life of those affected.


Good news for the IISZ on our 2nd birthday: The quality of our work and our treatments are awarded with the EQUAM -Quality Certificate!


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In general terms, the term "intervention" describes a decisive intervention against a disease process or against a pain problem. In pain medicine practice, the term "intervention" means a small, minimally invasive procedure (injection, syringe). All interventions at the IISZ are performed precisely under X-ray and/or ultrasound control. Patients are only minimally burdened by interventions.

During the first 1 - 2 weeks of therapy, in the adjustment phase, as the dosage is increased or while switching to a new medication, driving or operating machinery must be avoided. During this time, side effects that limit the ability to react are common.

Alcohol should only be consumed with caution during therapy with opiates and some other pain medications. Alcohol further impairs the ability to react, thus driving should be avoided after drinking alcohol.



Cannabis bringt gegen Schmerzen weniger als erhofft

 «Die Euphorie über medizinisches Cannabis passt nicht zu den wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen». Im Artikel ‘Rausch auf Rezept’ in der neusten Ausgabe der NZZ am Sonntag bringen Dr. Eva Hoch und der Präsident der SPS | Swiss Pain Society (früher SGSS/SSED) Pain Society Konrad Maurer die Diskrepanz der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung und der Realität auf den Punkt: Sowohl gemäss der wissenschaftlichen Datenlage als auch in der klinischen Anwendung hat heute medizinisches Cannabis keine Bedeutung,

Felicitas Witte 08.05.2022
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"Cannabis hat heute keinen grossen Stellewert in der Schmerzmedizin'

In der Sendung SRF Puls ordnen PD Dr. med. Konrad Maurer und PD Dr. med. Jürg Schliessbach nach über 10 Jahren Erfahrung mit dem Medikaemnt die Bedeutung von Cannabis in der evidenz-basierten Schmerzmedizin ein.

Nicole Westenfelder 25.04.2022
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