- Not Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
Dr Brooks is a Consultant Anaesthetist, specialising in Pain Rehabilitation within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust since 2005. Dr Brooks is currently the lead clinician for the Belfast Pain Rehabilitation Service.
He undertook his Junior Anaesthetic training in the Leicester Royal Hospitals and Specialist Registrar training in London. He further completed a Doctorate (MD) looking at the spinal role of Cannabinoids at Imperial College London with Professor Andrew Rice, and subsequently completed a Chronic Pain Fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore).
He has lectured nationally and has publications originating from his MD thesis. He was the Course Director for an MSc in Pain Science and Practice at Queens University Belfast.
Clinically, he has extensive experience in a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including chronic back pain, neuropathic pain, widespread musculoskeletal pain and post-surgical pain.
The management of chronic pain has changed significantly over the last 5 years moving away from a medical solution with medications or injections and focussing on a rehabilitation strategies.
The consultation offered includes a comprehensive assessment with a management plan. In modern pain practice this does not usually involve injections or medications to solve the pain experience.
Areas of interest
Chronic back and neck pain, neuropathic pain, widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic pelvic pain; post surgical pain;Role of pain rehabilitation