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Center for Pain Management

Specialized medical services

"Pain" is a sense necessary for early detection of physical abnormalities; on the other hand, "pain" significantly deteriorates patients' quality of life (QOL). Against this background, we diagnose and treat all pathological conditions to relieve pain.
The main diseases we treat include disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis, herpes zoster, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, CRPS (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia), phantom pain, post-avulsion injury brachial plexus pain, post-central nerve injury pain, cancer pain, and chronic headache.


A wide variety of diseases can induce pain. For this reason, in our center a team of physicians and surgeons of multiple clinical sections/departments, as well as pharmacists, registered nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists provide interdisciplinary medical services collaboratively to individual patients suffering from specific pathological conditions.
We strive not only to relieve pain but also to treat patients from the psychological aspect of pain to improve patients' quality of life (QOL) and activity of daily life (ADL), providing custom-made medical care services most appropriate for individual patients.

Center for Pain Management is composed of the clinical sections and departments listed below.

Director: KISHIMA Haruhiko
Deputy Director: MOCHIZUKI Hideki MATSUDA Yoichi

Anesthesiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neuropsychiatry, Kampo Medicine, Rehabilitation, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Dermatology, Patient Support Center (Palliative Care Team), and Department of Nursing

Considerations in referring your patients to Center for Pain Management

As described above, Center for Pain Management is operated collaboratively by multiple clinical sections and departments. Please refer patients for whom the cause of pain has been clarified directly to the appropriate clinical section. Please refer patients for whom the cause of pain has not been clarified and an appropriate clinical section cannot be determined to Center for Pain Management or Anesthesiology.

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Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3