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Areas of Expertise

Dr White is highly experienced in a range of diagnostic and interventional techniques, with a specific focus in:

  • Secondary or tertiary diagnostic opinion
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Some of the conditions he commonly treats include:

  • Spine and joint pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain in the senior population

Personal biography

Sean trained at The Royal London Hospital, part of The University of London. Once qualified, he followed a path through ICU and Anaesthetics. In doing so, he learnt the interventional skills and understanding of the analgesic medications at the heart of pain medicine. However, Sean eventually recognised that it was patient interaction in the out-patient setting was where his heart lay. The logical progression was to sub-specialise in Pain Medicine.

Whilst in Australia in 1996, Sean was still an anaesthetist and obtained a coveted job as medic on the Sydney Helicopter Retrieval Service. This included difficult access, winching down from the helicopter through the trees in The Blue Mountains or rescuing casualties from aboard ships or directly from the ocean, if caught in a rip-tide.

Sean was the first doctor to be selected as The North Thames Pain Fellow, rotating through Barts, St Thomas’ and Texas Tech University, USA.

Sean ultimately became a full time consultant in Pain Medicine and acknowledged as such with the award of Fellow of The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists.


Research Highlights

At every point in his training Sean took the opportunity to become involved in research. As a Senior Registrar he held a research position at The Royal London Hospital and was involved in an international multi-centre trial, assessing the benefits of Anti-TNF.

Whilst in Australia, Sean worked on the use of an inhalational analgesic, Methoxyflurane; delivered by a simple and lightweight delivery device. It has subsequently become commonly used in the UK now by emergency doctors and paramedics.

Sean has always been interested in Radiofrequency Ablation and was the first Pain Medicine Doctor to use and develop a new technique for nerve ablation of the sacroiliac joint; Simplicity III.

Sean has over 50 research publications and presentations to his name.

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