Consultant in Pain Management
3 Five Two Group
Dr John O’Hanlon BSc. MB BCh FCAI FFPMCAI MSc (CBT) Consultant in Pain Management since February 1997. Awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland in November 2009. Obtained a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in December 2010 from QUB. Lead Consultant for pain medicine in Belfast Trust in December 2010. Convenor Northern Ireland Pain Society since March 2012. I believe that the management of persistent pain should use the biopsychosocial model. The patient is guided to identify the impact of the pain on their life and the strategies, good and bad, that they have developed to control their pain. Once these strategies are identified, the patient is assisted in helping themselves manage their pain. This assistance may come in the form of injection therapies such as epidural injections for back pain, genicular nerve blocks for knee pain or the use of pain management programmes.