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Dr Shankar Ramaswamy is a leading consultant in anaesthesia, pain management and neuromodulation based in Central London, Southeast London and Kent. Among the wide range of conditions that he manages are neck and back pain, headache and facial pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain including fibromyalgia and joint pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, sports injury and trauma and accident-related pain including whiplash injury.

He is the clinical lead for the busy inpatient pain service at the Royal London Hospital and also the lead for pain management for the Newham MSK Collaboration. He is also the lead for education in pain management for Barts Health and QMUL and a course director and honorary senior lecturer for MSc Pain Management, University of Edinburgh.

His first qualifications and training in the field of anaesthesia were earned in India, including at one of the most prestigious medical and research institutions in India, the PGIMER. Once in the UK, he continued his anaesthetic training and then underwent the Advanced Pain Fellowship at the renowned Imperial Healthcare, London.

Over the duration of his career, he has garnered extensive experience that he uses to provide care of the highest quality to his patients. He commits to providing comprehensive pain management plans that are centred on each patient's individual needs. He uses a variety of techniques including self-management advice, pharmacotherapy, and cutting-edge (X-ray-guided and ultrasound-guided) interventions such as epidural, facet joint injections, peripheral joint injections (e.g. hips, knees, shoulder), radiofrequency, laser disc therapy, regenerative medicine (PRP) and neuromodulation. He is part of a large multi-disciplinary team to facilitate and individualise pain management approach.

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

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Back pain



Neuromodulation is the term used to describe various treatments that aim to treat or manage pain ...


What is a headache? A headache is one of the most common day-to-day pains felt by people. Headaches come in different forms and vary in their i...

Neuropathic pain

What is neuropathic pain? Neuropathic pain is a neurological disorder in which people experience intense chronic pain due to nerve damage. It o...

Musculoskeletal pain

What is musculoskeletal pain? Musculoskeletal pain can include pain felt anywhere in your ...

Pelvic pain

What is pelvic pain? Pelvic pain is characterised by pain that occurs in the lower abdomen, both c...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Back pain
  • Botulinum toxin injections (non cosmetic)
  • Breast pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy (diabetes pain)
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural infiltration
  • Epidurolysis
  • Epiduroplasty
  • Facial pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General anaesthesia
  • Headache
  • Infusion pump
  • Joint injections
  • Joint pain
  • Laser
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neural therapy
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain treatment
  • Pelvic pain
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Radiofrequency treatment (RFA)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD)
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal column
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports traumatology
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Varicose veins
  • Whiplash

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