Suffolk GP publishes paper on back pain and patient experiences of healthcare

posted 20 Aug 2014, 01:22 by Paul Mills   [ updated 17 Oct 2014, 02:32 by Clara Yates ]
Dr Kevork (Kev) Hopayian, GP from Leiston Surgery in Suffolk, was the recipient of a Primary Care Researcher Bursary in 2010. Kev’s interest is in piriformis syndrome – sciatic pain felt along the leg caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. Working with advisors from both the East of England Research Design Service (RDS) and the Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Research Office, Kev collaborated with Dr Caitlin Notley from UEA to publish a systematic review of low back pain and sciatica patients’ expectations and experiences of health care. The paper can be found here.

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