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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Research To Be Done By Saint John Doctors On Coping With Pain

With the first graduating class of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick from the medical school on the campus of U-N-B Saint John being honoured over the weekend, it's hoped some of them, if not most, will set up shop in the province. 

There are hundreds of research projects underway at Horizon Health. Saint John Doctor Neil Manson of the Orthopedics Department at the Regional Hospital will be studying the effect of coping with pain that is part and parcel of spinal surgeries.

Dr. Manson tells CHSJ News the people who can best handle pain will have better outcomes and it depends not only on how fit you are but also on mental and social fitness. 

Dr. Manson and Dr. Edward Abraham are receiving grant money from the Chesley Research Fund for their study on the psychological risk factors that lead to poor outcomes after spinal surgeries.