The Metro Pain Clinic Group

Metro Spinal Clinic, is a specialist facility devoted to the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, located in  Melbourne.

Metro Pain Group is committed to delivering the highest standard of patient care to reduce your pain and empower you to Live Better. Our specialties include acute, chronic and complex pain conditions.


The clinic was founded 30 years ago in 1986 by Dr David Vivian and consists of leading medical physicians in the areas of interventional pain, musculoskeletal and sports medicine.

In 2011 we were the first Australian clinic to be awarded the Excellence in Pain Practice Award by the World Institute of Pain (WIP).

Metro Pain Group medical practitioners practice evidence-based medicine, use the latest research and utilise interventional techniques for the diagnosis, treatment and management of pain conditions. In 2016, we moved to the heart of the Monash Medical Precinct in Clayton, Victoria – with a new purpose-built facility for pain management, including operating theatres and an interventional CT suite.


Our Services

Our services include diagnostic and interventional procedures

Practitioners at MPC

Our Practitioners

Clinics & Patient Information

Clinic and Patient Information

Useful Links & Publications on Pain



Latest News

Another first from Metro Pain Group

Dr Bruce Mitchell recently completed the surgical implantation for the first subject in the international ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial at Monash House Private Hospital. Click here to find out more.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation - as seen on Channel 7 News

Our very own Dr Paul Verrills performed a new procedure for chronic pain known as Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation. Click here to find out more.

Clinical Research Department

We currently have clinical trials for the following conditions:

  • Upper limb and neck pain
  • Knee osteoarthritis pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Leg/groin pain

    If you think you may be eligible for one of these studies, please discuss it further with our Drs or email: for more information.

  • Specializing in the investigation diagnosis and treatment of: back pain including low back pain, neck pain/whiplash, sciatica, disc pain, hip & grow pain, headache, referred & chronic pain syndromes, failed back surgery

    An evidence based approach....


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