Dr Shyam Balasubramanian

Dr Shyam Balasubramanian

Anaesthetics 05203859

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Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Pain medicine


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant in Pain Medicine with experience from 3 healthcare systems. I got trained in East Yorkshire and Warwickshire Schools of Anaesthesia in the UK and successfully obtained the Fellowship in Pain Medicine from the University of Western Ontario, Canada (2005-06).

I believe in and practice evidence based medicine encompassing the bio-psycho-social aspects of pain management. I have a special interest in minimally invasive injection therapies, and am skilled in performing ultrasound guided pain relieving injections.

My current roles include:
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, UK 2007-
Lead, Pharmacy & Prescribing, Warwick Medical School 2017-
Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, University of Warwick 2020-

My previous roles include:
Regional Advisor in Pain Medicine, West Midlands 2018-20
Member, Professional Standards Committee; Educational Meeting Advisor, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists 2013-19
Editor, British Journal of Anaesthesia Education 2011-16
Committee Member, Interventional Pain Medicine SIG, British Pain Society 2009-13
Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine, UHCW NHS Trust 2009-12

I have authored 4 books, written chapters and have many journal publications. My research interest includes low back pain, pain relief after knee surgery, opioids in chronic pain, and mental defeat in chronic pain.

Areas of interest

18 years and above;
Abdominal pain;
Advanced pain Management;
Ankle pain;
Back pain;
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
Cervical spondylosis;
Chest wall pain;
Chronic Post-Surgical pain;
Complex Regional pain Syndrome/ CRPS;
Disc Prolapse;
Elbow pain;
Facet Joint pain;
Foot pain;
Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis;
Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency;
Golfer's Elbow;
Groin Strain;
Hip pain / bursitis;
Inguinal / genitofemoral neuralgia
TMJ Joint pain;
Knee pain;
Ligament sprain,
Musculoskeletal pain;
Myofascial pain;
Neck pain;
Neuropathic pain;
Occipital neuralgia;
Pain medication advice;
Pelvic pain;
Piriformis syndrome;
Plantar Fasciitis;
Post herpetic neuralgia;
Pulsed Radiofrequency /Radiofrequency;
Sacroiliac Joint pain;
Shoulder pain;
Slipped /Prolapsed Disc,
Spinal pain;
Tennis Elbow;
Thoracic Back pain;
Trapped Nerve;
Trigger point injections;
Ultrasound guided injections;
Wrist Sprain;

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