Before studying medicine Dr Aldington obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry and Administrative Sciences at The City University in London. He then studied medicine in London.
Having qualified as a doctor he went on to become a Consultant Anaesthetist. During this training he spent six months concentrating on interventional pain management techniques at Queen Alexandra’s Hospital in Portsmouth. This period was followed by a year at the internationally renowned Oxford Regional Pain Relief Unit.
He has recently become a foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is a member of the British Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He has recently been voted to be the Treasurer of the IASP Special Interest Group on the Pain of Torture, Organised Violence and War. He regularly delivers educational talks and workshops on pain topics to medical audiences and undertakes research in pain problems.
Although interested in all forms of chronic pain he specialises in low back, neck and nerve pains.