After 5 years as a rural GP, including 3 years on the Chatham Islands, John trained in Occupational Medicine, working for 8 years for Air NZ in occupational and aviation medicine. Seeing workers with chronic back and upper limb pain (“RSI”), he became at first bewildered by, and then obsessed with, chronic pain. Since 1998 he has worked as a consultant at the Pain Management Centre at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, where he was the Clinical Director (1998-2004), and is now the Supervisor of Training for Pain Medicine for the Canterbury District Health Board. In 1990 the musculoskeletal service at Burwood became the Pain Management Centre, and has operated as an interdisciplinary team, to try to address the complex sociopsychobiomedical problems of patients with complex chronic pain.
Acute Pain Vs Chronic Pain, At What Point Is There A Role For Opioids?
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