Dr Jane George introduced us to the man sat with downcast eyes in his wheel chair. In his teens, he was diagnosed to have systemic sclerosis. His agonizing pain was unrelieved, and he eventually learnt to manage his pain by buying opium on the streets. The police caught him and he went through two years of hell in prison. Eventually, he managed to reach the Pain Management Centre, where on opioids and non-pharmacological measures, now his pain is under control.
The demonstration of a real time pain management was given during the Pain Management Camp. Preceding the conference of Association of South East Asian Pain Societies, the International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) organized the Camp at Singapore, from 28 April to 02 May 2013. Participants included enthusiasts in Pain management from the region.