Musculoskeletal pain

When the medical condition is the pain itself

In Austria around 20 percent of the population suffers from chronic pain, mostly in different regions of the body. The most common pain conditions include back and joint pain - this also applies to the guests at the Klinik Pirawarth.

Difficult diagnosis

The diagnosis is time-consuming and difficult. However, the nature of the pain has a strong influence on the choice of therapy.

The first important element is the accurate medical history. The physical clarification depends on the depiction of the complaint and the preliminary investigations. Psychological factors also play an important role, which is why in Pirawarth psychologists and psychotherapists are routinely invovled in the treatment of pain disorders.


Depending on what is required, the daily programme can include electrotherapy, a wide variety of sports and physical therapies, dry and water gymnastics, swimming, hiking, walking, jogging as well as  ergometer training and cycling. Massage, heat and cold therapy and lymphatic drainage round of the treamtments offered.

Another possibility of physical pain treatment that is also used in the Klinik Pirawarth is the stimulation process TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). This is a particular form of electrotherapy that emits gentle electrical impulses. These are transferred to the skin into the tissue via adhesive electrodes.

Medicinal treatment

The rehabilitative therapies are more effective after joint replacement than pain in the spine. We work closely with the neurologist for the exact pain therapy treatment" explains Dr. Kratzsch. The time factor is very important here: "Four weeks of individual medication dosage under constant laboratory control. This quality cannot be offered in the outpatient sector".

Dear Colleagues! All of the assessment team at the Klinik Pirawarth is always open for questions and suggestions and for the exchange of information. We are at your disposal should you wish to discuss with us any special request regarding your patient.

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