Pain Management

Ever since ancient man discovered that headaches miraculously disappeared after chewing on a piece of willow tree bark, ‘pain management’ has been one of the most fundamental of medical disciplines. Of all the specialities, anaesthetists are generally one of the most useful. They know how to manage pain, they are always on-hand during an operation, they are experts in the fine line between life and death and they know what to do in an emergency. This section on ‘pain management’ is headed by a Consultant Anaesthetist and Consultant Pain Physician.