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Dr Shankar Ramaswamy - Pain Management Specialists
1.07 miles
Recommended by 1 specialist
18 years of experience
Expert in: Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain + 46 more

Important note with regard to the COVID 19 Pandemic:

We understand how it feels to be locked-in during this difficult and stressful time. To support patients we are offering video consultations to all patients at flexible times at short notice and this is authorised by all insurance providers. Our team also offers physiotherapy via video consultations and we are able to offer interventions quickly for 'low risk' patients at safe premises in London. We will risk assess all patients prior to this.

Dr. Ramaswamy is a consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Neuromodulation at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital and is the clinical lead for in-patient pain managent at Royal London Hospital as well as for the Newham MSK collaboration. He is the Undergraduate and Postgraduate education lead at Bart’s Health and Queen Mary University of London. He also holds a honorary visiting senior lecturer position at the University of Edinburgh. He is a course director for the MSc in Pain management at the University of Edinburgh.

He earned his MD in Anaesthesia (Medal scholar) from one of the premier postgraduate medical educational centres, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

He received further anaesthetic training from The South East Scotland rotation in the UK after which he earned a certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 2014. He also took an Advanced Pain Fellowship in London, at Imperial Healthcare.

During his work, he involves himself with outpatients as well as inpatients alongside clinics, as well as complex pain ward rounds and various interventions. Dr. Ramaswamy, over the years has gained vast experience in managing different acute pain as well as chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, post-surgical pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia) and neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injury, whiplash injury and cancer pain.

During the consultation, Dr.Ramaswamy devises a treatment plan centred on the patient's interests and needs. He is a strong advocate of educating the patient about their condition and advices them regarding self-management approaches, which should help patients manage their pain in the longer term. He also offers advice on pain medications and on pain interventions as deemed appropriate. He is part of a larger multidisciplinary team comprising of a wide array of specialists including orthopaedic surgeons and allied specialists such as physiotherapists. He regularly seeks their input to offer the best available expert treatment for his patients.

Through his top-notch intervention skills, he offers simple and complex pain procedures. These include Cervical and Lumbar facet joint/ medial branch injections, Epidural/ root block (all spinal levels including cervical- thoracic and lumbar levels, Radiofrequency treatment to medial branch/ nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, complex pain interventions such as splanchnic nerve block, Ultrasound-guided interventions (both anaesthetic nerve blocks and complex pain interventions including MSK interventions), Regenerative medicine, Advanced Laser therapies including discectomy and Neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neuro-stimulation).

His intervention expertise spans from X-ray guided to ultrasound interventions and for various general as well as an orthopaedic anaesthetic procedures with specific proficiency in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks such as inserting nerve catheters.

Medico-legal expertise:

Dr Ramaswamy has received training in medico-legal report writing and is familiar with Civil procedure protocols including CPR part 35 and PD 35 protocol. He has experience in writing reports and can provide detailed insights into causality, prognosis, assessing capacity to work understanding specific roles, assess ability to function and also comment on prospect of achieving pain relief. He can offer medicolegal appointments at short notice and produce a report with a quick turn around time. He sees patients for personaly injury claims and criminal negligence claims.

He has expertise in preparing reports for a variety of conditions including (but not limited to)-

·       Personal injury

·       Road traffic accidents and injuries

·       Whiplash injury

·       Head, neck and spinal injuries

·       Musculoskeletal disorders

·       Soft tissue and muscular injuries

·       Sports injuries

·       Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

·       Work related and industrial injury

·       Anaesthetic related injury and complications

For medico-legal enquiries and bookings:

Consultation sites: Multiple clinic sites across central and east London and Kent

Secretary: Julie Summers-Frost



Telephone: 01603 418594

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Dr Deane Halfpenny - Pain Management Specialists
1.07 miles
Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience
Expert in: Back Pain, Acute Pain, Facet Joint Injection, Neck Pain + 3 more

Dr Deane Halfpenny is a consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, who has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge with particular areas of expertise including; non-surgical management of spinal pain and injury, myofascial pain syndromes, sports injury, CRPS and neuropathic pain.

Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr Halfpenny completed his specialist training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He took training posts as a lecturer and advanced pain trainee and was awarded the FFPMRCA. He took up a consultant post in 2001 and established multidisciplinary services in the management of pain both within the NHS and private sector.Dr Halfpenny works closely with multi-professional colleagues both within the private sector and other leading medical institutions. These include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists and personal trainers. His approach is to understand the mechanisms behind pain and the effect on individuals. He provides patients with personal programmes that address lifestyle, exercise and techniques aimed at pain reduction in a holistic manner.

Dr Halfpenny is also a keen sportsperson, having competed as a gymnast at a national level in South Africa. This enables him to have an invaluable insight into the management of pain in both the professional and amateur sporting arena.

Dr Halfpenny works closely with a number of sports physicians and has helped numerous leading sportsmen and women return to competitive sport at international levels. He is also clinical lead for the London Orthopaedic Clinic and is directly involved in governance and Care Quality Commission roles. He has continued to provide innovation to his clinical practice having established regular multidisciplinary pain clinics in addition to providing cutting edge interventional therapies including the use of orthobiologicals (PRP and stem cell treatments).

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Dr Sean White - Pain Management Specialists
1.07 miles
31 years of experience
Expert in: Caudal Epidural Injection, Facet Joint Injection, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Medicine + 2 more

Dr Sean White is a consultant in Pain Medicine, with over 20 years’ experience in his field. Previously a Consultant at St Barts and The Royal London Hospitals, he is now firmly established in the independent sector, with a focus on a holistic approach to caring for patients with pain-related problems.

Over the course of his career, Dr White has been involved with many research projects and teaching at all levels. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students; as well as doctor, physiotherapists and all allied healthcare professionals. He continues to train nurses and theatre staff in the clinical setting.

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Dr Manojit Sinha - Pain Management Specialists
1.25 miles
12 years of experience
Expert in: Acute Pain, Caudal Epidural Injection, Chronic Neck Pain, Chronic Pain + 15 more

Dr Sinha is as a Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthetics at King’s College Hospital, London.

Having trained in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics from King’s College Hospital and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Dr Sinha was awarded Fellowship in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine from Dublin and London. His practice is evidence-based and can provide diagnostic, imaging and various treatment options to those suffering from chronic pain.

Dr Sinha encourages the involvement of a multidisciplinary team to manage complex chronic pain problems. His special field of expertise includes Ultrasound & Fluoroscopy guided pain procedures. He also teaches medical students, Anaesthetic and Advanced pain trainees. Dr Sinha has presented papers nationally and internationally and overall aims to help patients improve their quality of life.

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Dr. Mowafak Abdelghani - Pain Management Specialists
1.34 miles
Expert in: Chronic Pain

Dr Mowafak Abdelghani is the founder and lead physician at Piccadilly Medical. He is also the Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain Services at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham General Hospital and a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In the last few years Dr Abdelghani became interested in TMS as a new treatment modality for different Chronic Pain conditions. He attended the Pulses TMS training course that was run by the Clinical TMS Society in London in February 2018. Dr Abdelghani is a member of the Clinical TMS Society.

His undergraduate and initial postgraduate training in medicine and anaesthesia was undertaken at one of the largest and most historic teaching hospitals, Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. One of the youngest graduates in the history of his medical school, Dr Abdelghani showed distinction at the very onset of his medical career. In 2002 he was awarded a Master of Science in Anaesthetics from what is still regarded today as one of Egypt’s gold standard medical schools.

These early years of medical training exposed Dr Abdelghani to a wide range of medical pathology but more importantly instilled the virtues of diversity, multi-ethnicity and culture into his everyday clinical practice. Well revered amongst his colleagues and just as likely to be remembered by his patients for both his clinical acumen and skill, as well as his empathic understanding and comforting consultation manner, Dr Abdelghani was soon achieving excellent results empowered by his will to bring Central Manchester Foundation Trust to the forefront of Pain Medicine.

After graduating from Medical School in Cairo, Egypt and completing his Masters of Science and a four year training rotation in Ain-Shams University, Cairo he Relocated to the UK where he rotated in Training posts around North Wales, Mersey and Surrey. He joined the Northwest Training Rotation as a Specialist Trainee and completed the five year training Program. His last year of training was spent at the Imperial school in London, specifically in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he completed his Advanced Pain training in a twelve-month program.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine by examination. He has published chapters on multiple topics of Pain Medicine in 2 books published in the UK and the USA. He has a well-established interest and role in post-graduate education and healthcare management. He chairs the North West Pain Group, which holds regular monthly meetings for Pain Medicine Consultants in the North West Region.


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Ms Kerry Welch - Pain Management Specialists
1.44 miles

Ms Kerry Welch Holistic Therapy

Ms Kerry Welch Holistic Therapy

17 years of experience
Expert in: Hypnotherapy, Alternative Pain Management, Anxiety, Autoimmune Diseases + 24 more

Ms Kerry Welch is a Clinical Hypnotherapist currently based at Calmer Clinics and Centred Mind, London, England. She is a solution focused holistic therapist. The treatments she offers include hypnotherapy (incorporating CBT and EMDR), homeopathy, and hypnobirthing. Her area of specialism is therapy for pregnacy and childbirth, anxiety, stress, fear and phobia, habitual behaviour, public speaking, workplace performance and exam preperation and success.

Ms Welch has a membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Alliance of registered Homeopaths (MARH). She is also accredited with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Her approach is focused on treating each person individually and holistically, minimising the need to use drugs and surgery for physical and emotional complaints whilst maximising success and solutions in treating a range of conditions.

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Dr Benjamin Thomas - Pain Management Specialists
1.76 miles
Recommended by 3 specialists
19 years of experience
Expert in: Back Pain, Nerve Pain, Caudal Epidural Injection, Chronic Pain + 15 more

Dr Thomas trained in at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital. He then undertook both Medical and Anaesthetic training in East London, he was accepted to the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in 2004 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2009.

In 2010 he sub-specialised in Pain Medicine Training in the North Thames region and was invited to be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2012.

In 2013 Dr Thomas was appointed as a Pain Medicine Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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Dr Serge Nikolic - Pain Management Specialists
1.78 miles
Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience
Expert in: Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Nerve Pain, Acute Pain + 19 more

Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.



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Dr Adam Woo - Pain Management Specialists
1.80 miles
20 years of experience
Expert in: Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Caudal Epidural Injection, Neck Pain + 15 more

Adam Woo is a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia based at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. 

Dr Woo obtained his medical degree from UCL, graduating with distinction and prizes. He went on to complete his specialist training at the UCL and Royal Free Hospitals. Further to this, Dr Woo has gained an MSc in Pain Management from the University of Edinburgh. He has additionally trained in Advanced Pain at St Thomas' Hospital, London and in Paediatric Pain at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. 

Dr Woo deals with complex pain referrals from a number of specialities and has experience in the management of a variety of chronic pain conditions and post-trauma and post-surgery pain. He has a special interest in the use of ultrasound as an intervention for pain and X ray guided injections for back and neck pain. He works jointly with peripheral neuropathic pain Neurologists treating pain with infusions, Qutenza and neuromodulation. He runs the Joint London Urological Pain clinic with Urologists at Kings College Hospital. Treatments offered include diagnostic blocks and pulsed radiofrequency to nerves. Emphasis is avoidance of medications when possible to reduce long and short terms side effects and increase daily functioning as soon as possible.

Dr Woo's professional memberships include the Pain Management faculty of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, British Pain Society and the International Association for the study of pain. He is also the Educational Supervisor for Pain Training at King's and admitted to the Court of Examiners, Question Writer for the Faculty of Pain, Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Woo is active in up to date matters and research. He has published in PubMed listed and peer reviewed journals:

Z Oon and A Woo. Should thoracic epidurals be routinely sited in patients having cardiac surgery? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2017 78:12, 730-730

Woo A and Sinha M. Should ultrasound or X-rays be used in chronic pain medicine interventions?. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2016, 77(5), p. 314

Woo A, Tharakan L and Vargulescu R. Stellate Ganglion Block for Painful Congenital Venous Malformation of the Arm. Pain Practice 2015

Wilson J and Woo A Long term Opioids: Friend or Foe? British Journal of Hospital Medicine 74(5): 298 (May 2013)

Woo A. Depression and Anxiety in Pain. British Journal of Pain March 2010 vol. 4 no. 1 8-12

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Dr Anna Forbes - Pain Management Specialists
4.40 miles

Dr Anna Forbes Holistic Therapy

Dr Anna Forbes Holistic Therapy

13 years of experience
Expert in: Diet Advice, Stress, Anxiety, Thyroid Problems + 37 more

Dr Anna Forbes is a UK-trained medical doctor specialising in Integrative Medicine. This is an increasingly popular approach that combines the best of Conventional Medicine and Natural Medicine. Addressing the root cause of illness, using a drug-free treatment approach, allows us to support the body to return to a healthy balanced state. Disease is almost always related to toxicity issues, nutritional deficiencies and/or psycho-emotional factors.

Dr. Forbes qualified in 2006 and left NHS work in 2011. She has trained extensively since 2008 in different types of Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Mind-Body Medicine, Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, Plasmolifting and Scenar therapy. She also practises Bio-chemical Individualism, which uses a scientific approach to body typing, providing personalised diet and supplement protocols according to body type. The body type that we have determines our disease susceptibility. Different body types lack certain enzymes that require specific combinations of food groups and enzyme supplementation.

Dr. Forbes works with all chronic (long-term) disease using an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to assessment and treatment. Typically her patients have either hit a brick wall within the conventional medicine framework, are looking for a drug-free approach to treatment or simply want improved outcomes by using a combination of conventional and Integrative Medicine. She works with an expert team of natural therapists alongside cutting edge technology and devices, providing a fully comprehensive health service.





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What is a Pain Management Specialist?

Pain management specialists treat pain using a variety of methods such as tablets, injections and patches.

When to see a Pain Management Specialist?

You may need to consult a pain management specialist if you suffer from chronic pain in any region of the body. Conditions such as arthritis, cancer, pain, back and neck pain, headache and neuropathic pain may be referred to the pain team when regular painkillers have not worked.

What procedures can you find at a Pain Management clinic?