Pain Management

​The Pain Managment Centre, Burwood Hospital

The Burwood Pain Management Centre was established in February 1988. We provide an interdisciplinary approach that is tailored to meet the complex needs of individuals with chronic pain. 

Our aim is to restore functional ability and enable individuals to live as independently as possible despite their pain.  Pain Management involves learning different ways of thinking and acting so that pain interferes less with life. 

A self-management approach requires an individual to play an active role in their pain management and emphasises an improvement in quality of life and function, rather than a cure.

Our Pain Management Centre team encompasses a wide range of health disciplines with extensive experience and knowledge in pain control methods, pain management strategies and programmes.

Our key objectives include:

  • To improve understanding of chronic pain

  • To maximise individual functioning and enhance quality of life

  • To reduce distress

  • To promote self-management to increase personal skills and productive activity

  • To reduce reliance on the use of medication and health care providers

A few comments from past patients:

"This centre is awesome.  I feel so much better having understanding, explanations and treatment.  I found it all to be so thorough, covering every aspect of my injury and pain.  A grateful thank you.  Staff have all been great."

"All staff very polite, sensitive and professional."

"Just wanted to say that the staff here are wonderful and put me totally at ease.  They were professional but very friendly and polite. Thank you."


Healthinfo Canterbury - Chronic pain​, FAQs about chronic pain, medications and treatment for chronic pain

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 

New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS) 

Australian Pain Society (APS

American Pain Society (APS) 

European Federation of IASP Chapters 

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) of NZ 

Smoking Cessation 

American Pain Foundation

The American Pain Foundation web site in an online resource for people with pain, their families, friends, caregivers and the general public. This site devoted to patient information and advocacy and provides many links to additional resources.

National Pain Foundation

Treatment Options, Personal Pain Inventory, Personal Pain Journal, Links, Education, Support , etc. 

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 383 6831
Fax: (03) 383 6832

Address: Burwood Hospital​, 225 Mairehau Road, Burwood, Christchurch 8083

View location map​​

Postal Address:
Private Bag 4708
Christchurch 8140

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Page last reviewed: 17 December 2015