Chronic pain management in the North East of England
Dr Amit Kumar
MB BS, MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA
I am a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics at Sunderland Royal Hospital and also the Clinical Lead for Pain Service at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
I offer Pain Management services in the Private sector at Spire Washington Hospital and have a specialised Electroacupuncture Clinic at Sunderland.
My experience in managing patients suffering from chronic pain dates back to 2005 and includes patients suffering from back or neck pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, headaches, neuropathic pain and joint pains.
Patients undergo an initial assessment consultation to make an appropriate treatment plan. The range of treatment offered are medication review, joint injections, spinal injections, nerve blocks and electroacupuncture.
All injection procedures are done either under ultrasound guidance or x-ray imaging for guaranteed technical success. Clinical response and benefits may vary due to individual differences in extent of degeneration, pain thresholds and other external circumstances.