Dr Paul Ferris is a Pain Medicine Specialist who has undertaken advanced training in pain medicine with a special focus on interventional treatments. His special interests include neuropathic pain, interventional pain therapies and orofacial pain.
Paul was previously a consultant anaesthetist working in Western Sydney and then the Nowra/Shoalhaven area.
Interventions for common chronic pain conditions
Chronic low back pain
Facet joint arthropathy- lumbar/thoracic/cervical/SI joint radio frequency neurotomy.
Chronic shoulder pain
Pulsed/conventional radio frequency neurotomy supra scapular nerves.
Chronic knee/hip pain
Radio frequency neurotomy articular branches.
Persistent post surgical back pain/radicular pain
Caudal neuroplasty, pulsed radiofrequency nerve roots, spinal cord stimulation.
Complex regional pain syndrome
Sympathetic blocks- stellate/lumbar.
Occipital neuralgia headaches
Radio frequency neurotomy occipital nerve.
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
Postinguinal hernia repair persistent pain
Pulsed radio frequency ilioinguinal nerves, spinal cord stimulation.
Chronic pelvic/abdominal pain
Coeliac plexus/hypogastric plexus blocks/radiofrequency, spinal cord stimulation.
Pain Medicine Presentations
- Back pain
- Persistent post surgical pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Opioid use
- Neuropathic pain
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Epidurals for post surgical pain
- MBBS, FFPMANZCA, FANZCA, FIPP, MMed (Pain)