DR GIRESH KANJI
“My mission is to help people who suffer from pain”

Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. He explored the sensory amplification of pain in his PhD including the role of the human stress response. He has presented in NZ, Australia, Tahiti, USA and Europe.

He is an honorary Associate Professor at Auckland University, the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation and editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the author of “Fix Your Back”, “Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache and Migraine” and the 2019 New Zealand Bestseller about insomnia, anxiety and depression – “Brain Connections: How to sleep better, worry less and feel happier”.

Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. He explored the sensory amplification of pain in his PhD including the role of the human stress response. He has presented in NZ, Australia, Tahiti, USA and Europe.

He is an honorary Associate Professor at Auckland University, the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation and editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the author of “Fix Your Back”, “Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache and Migraine” and the 2019 New Zealand Bestseller about insomnia, anxiety and depression – “Brain Connections: How to sleep better, worry less and feel happier”.

For an appointment contact Dr Kanji’s rooms:

Phone: 09 9632037 /   Mobile: 021835282
Email: info@gireshkanji.com
Address: Gilgit Road Specialist Centre. 15 Gilgit Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Dr Kanji was born in Wellington and grew up in Wellington attending Berhampore School, South Wellington Intermediate School and Wellington College. He has recently moved to Auckland. His parents Laxmi and Kanji Morar Patel were immigrants from the Gujurat state of India in the 1950s. His father was the first Indian immigrant to graduate at a New Zealand University in 1952. He has six siblings who live in New Zealand, Australia and the Phillipines. He is married to Sathna who is a pharmacist and has three children Ataya, Keelan and Jessica. Giresh enjoys cricket, hockey, staying fit and his main passions are travelling and learning.

Dr Kanji is mostly curious and likes to get to the bottom of the problem. He is an avid reader of medical papers and enjoys the odd novel when not reading medical papers. He enjoys nothing more than a good challenge, even if many have taken several years to solve. He enjoys a good laugh and good food (cooking and eating). He is a fan of the Bhuddist religion and believes in simplicity.

Dr Kanji graduated from Otago Medical School in 1990 He then studied at Otago and Massey University over the next few decades and finished his PhD titled “The sensory amplification of pain: The causation of headache disorders” in 2013. The thesis investigated why people develop headache, the role of the migraine gene and sympathetic nervous system in chronic pain disorders. A randomised control trial of sauna for chronic tension type headache was completed as part of his PhD. In 2013 he wrote Fix Your Back and in 2015 finished Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache and Migraine (both books are now available at Whitcouls, Paper Plus and bookshops throughout NZ). Over the past four years Dr Kanji has been writing his latest book “Brain Connections: How to sleep better, worry less and feel happier” that investigates the science and solutions for insomnia, anxiety and depression. This book will be released in June 2019.

After working at Wellington Hospital he worked in Melbourne for a short spell. He worked in General Practice for 10 years before becoming a specialist in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine in 2002. Dr Kanji is the Chairman of the New Zealand Pain Foundation, a research charity. In 2015 he was appointed as the editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine Journal. He has given conference presentations in New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, United States and Europe. His main interests are research and finding the source of pain and managing headache, migraine, fibromyalgia, spinal pain and tendon injuries. He is currently carrying out a randomised control trial of inversion for low back pain.

DR GIRESH KANJI’S VIDEOS/PODCASTS

OTHER BOOKS BY DR GIRESH KANJI:

MEDIA
VIRTUAL CONSULTS WITH DR GIRESH KANJI

Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist and Researcher. He explored the sensory amplification of pain in his PhD including the role of the human stress response. He has presented in NZ, Australia, Tahiti, USA and Europe.

He is an honorary Associate Professor at Auckland University, the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation and editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is the author of “Fix Your Back”, “Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache and Migraine” and the 2019 New Zealand Bestseller about insomnia, anxiety and depression – “Brain Connections: How to sleep better, worry less and feel happier”.

Virtual consults will include a thorough history, look at all blood tests and x rays and scans. X rays and scans are available from throughout NZ on line. A formulation of possible diagnoses, further investigations required and a treatment plan will be typed up and emailed to all patients. Initial consults will be around 45 minutes. Dr Giresh Kanji can consult on chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders (Back pain, neck pain, headache, migraine, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, ankle pain) and stress disorders (insomnia, anxiety and depression).

Teleconsults are supported by ACC and Southern Cross and these will be billed directly to Southern Cross/ACC.

If you would like a teleconsult please text 021835282 or email info@gireshkanji.com. An appointment will be arranged at a time that suits you.

Dr Giresh Kanji is an accredited provider with Southern Cross Healthcare. All invoices will be submitted directly to Southern Cross. Consults are also covered by ACC if you have an existing claim and have a referral.

Testimonials & Reviews

WHAT PEOPLE SAY