Northland Area Pain Service (NAPS)
Public Service, Pain Management, Anaesthesia
Public Service Anaesthesia
WHAT DO WE DO?
Northland Area Pain Service (NAPS) provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for people with persistent (chronic) non-cancer and cancer pain. NAPS also runs the Acute Pain Service at Whangārei Base Hospital which covers both surgical and medical services.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a small multidisciplinary team of two doctors, two nurses, a physiotherapist, and a psychologist specialising in pain. We are supported by consult liaison psychiatry and work closely with Northland Hospices.
TREATMENT WE OFFER
We offer whole-person treatment for persistent pain. We used the 5 + 1 Model as our treatment model. The goal for treatment of persistent pain is to manage pain so that people’s physical and emotional functioning is restored, and overall quality of life improved.
The 5 + 1 Model covers six main factors:
RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH PAIN
We understand that finding accurate and helpful information on pain can be difficult. Here are some reliable resources you may like to utilise:
- General Pain information
- Why opioids do not work for persistent pain Brainman approaches to pain management
- How to 'tame the beast'
Referrals are completed by your GP or a specialist, once we receive and accept your referral a questionnaire will be posted or emailed out to you that you will need to complete before coming to see us.
2 Hospital Road
2 Hospital Road
Pain Management Service
Northland District Health Board
PO Box 742
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This page was last updated at 12:57PM on May 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland Area Pain Service (NAPS).