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#75 Cannabis as Medicine (Part 2 of 2) – Cannabis and Treating Chronic Pain with Dr Attam Singh


View #75 Cannabis as Medicine (Part 2 of 2) – Cannabis and Treating Chronic Pain with Dr Attam Singh

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On the podcast this week I welcome a returning guest to the show Dr Attam Singh, a Clinical Associate of the London Pain Clinic.  

Dr Singh first joined us back in April for one of our COVID 19 special episodes and I’m delighted to have him back on the show today. As a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dr Singh is very experienced in both the assessment and treatment of pain. Dr Singh specialises in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin providing a personalised, holistic approach to treat and perform interventional procedures when necessary. 

More recently he has become one of the few registered practitioners using the Cannabis plant and its constituents (namely THC and CBD in varying proportions) to treat a variety of conditions and more specifically in his case, Pain.

On the show today we talk about:

  • What the cannabis plant is and where we find the useful chemicals
  • THC and CBD
  • Synthetic vs Natural sources of CBD
  • The endocannabinoid system
  • The ‘entourage effect’
  • The lethality of cannabis compared to other drugs of medicine and recreation
  • The complexity of chronic pain patients and why CBD has a role
  • The difference between prescription and OTC preparations
  • The delivery mechanism of CBD

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and not to be taken as medical advice. The podcast guest and host always recommend speaking to your medical practitioner before taking any new supplements or products.

 

Remember you can catch the recipe I made for Attam on youtube, this is just the podcast section where we talk about his speciality and experience.

All the social media links for Attam and the London Pain Clinic are below – do go and check out his work.

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Summary

 

 

Thanks again to Dr Attam for joining us again as a guest on the podcast – what a super interesting conversation and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

I really can’t thank our guests enough for taking the time to share their knowledge and expertise with all of us on the podcast.


Guest: Dr Attam Singh MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Dr Attam Singh MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA is a Clinical Associate of the London Pain Clinic.  As a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dr Singh is very experienced in both the assessment and treatment of pain. Dr Singh is a multi-award winning Consultant, with awards including the Clinical Excellence Award for showing Care and Compassion in Clinical Practice in 2013 and Health Service Journal Award for Patient Safety in 2014. In addition to his Harley Street private practice, Dr Singh is a Consultant in Pain Medicine based at the award winning Hip Fracture Unit in West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, where he has developed a dynamic and cohesive pathway for treating painful broken hips which is now being replicated across the country.  Furthermore, he is the Acute Pain Lead at Watford General Hospital where he manages the Acute Pain team.

Dr Singh specialises in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin providing a personalised, holistic approach to treat and perform interventional procedures when necessary. He uses targeted nerve techniques with ultrasound to promote a prompt and speedy recovery.

Dr Singh’s other specialisms also include:

  • Neck and Back pain
  • Head and face pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia  
  • Widespread pain issues, such as CRPS
  • Pelvic Pain

Dr Singh qualified in anaesthesia before becoming professional trained as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and has worked in hospitals both in the UK and USA. Dr Singh is an educator and regularly teaches trainees and other medical personnel having presented abstracts and posters at national and international conferences. He is also a keen researcher and has spent time researching new forms of neuromodulation for the long term treatment of neuropathy in London. He was also awarded a prestigious fellowship at the world renowned University of Michigan, where he taught and demonstrated his procedural techniques. He also is committed to continuing professional development.

Dr Singh is keen advocate for working with overseas populations who would not otherwise have access to the high quality healthcare services. He has organised charitable medical outreach treatment centres in rural India, where he and colleagues treated over 700 people, who otherwise would not have had access to medical services and treatment.

Dr Singh is a keen cyclist, thespian and plays lead guitar in a rock band

 


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