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This treatment – nicknamed the “Chilli Patch” – is a patch which delivers a medicine through the skin. The patch contains a substance called capsaicin which is found naturally in chilli peppers.
Qutenza is used to treat peripheral neuropathic pain. It is particularly effective for post-operative pain and localised pain related to nerves, especially post shingles pain and scar pain. The benefits of this treatment are that it is non-invasive, has minimal side effects and is relatively inexpensive compared to other pain management procedures.
The Chelmsford is the first place in Essex to offer specialist staff trained in the administration of this treatment available.
To determine whether your pain is Neropathic, please click here to undertake a self-assessment.