DR STEPHEN HUMBLE
Medical Director of The London Interventional Clinic
MBChB MSc PhD FCARCSI
GMC No. 4696458
Have you been struggling with back pain, a 'slipped disc', sciatica, or a severe neck pain? Maybe you've seen countless physios, chiropractors, osteos or even surgeons, but you've still not found anyone who can help? Everyday I meet people like yourself, and I completely understand how distressing this can be and how much of an impact this can have on your life.
I help patients who are in pain, and many have had pain for years. I am also passionate about helping people get on top of their pain, before it becomes a long term problem, so that they can get back to their work, sport, and enjoying life.
My aim is to help patients avoid invasive surgery, and all the risks associated with it. My approach means that many of the proceedures have very little down time (none of them routinely require an overnight stay).
I've acquired my skills over many years, and have successfully treated thousands of patients.
In addition to being Medical Director of the LIC, I'm a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London.
I qualified in Medicine at the University of Aberdeen in 2000 and I did my post-grad training in the UK and Australia. I completed a MSc at the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and a PhD in Neuroscience in 2012. My special area of is in interventional Spinal Medicine (which means I help patients with injection treatments, as well as 'whole person' treatments including medications and exercise). I've performed thousands of epidurals and other spinal injections over the last 16 years or so.
I've been featured on the BBC1 Programme ‘Health: Truth or Scare’ and I've published numerous medical and scientific papers in high-level journals and spoken and have spoken at many conferences and meetings. I'm one of a few specialist doctors who treats patients using radiofrequency therapy, RACZ treatment, and capsaicin patch therapy (Qutenza®) for painful peripheral neuropathy.
I'm registered with all the main insurance companies (such as BUPA, AXAPPP, WPA and Cigna).
I've featured in:
- BBC One Health: Truth or Scare ?
- Women's Running
- Men's Health
- People's Friend
- European Journal of Pain
- British Medical Journal
- British Journal of Intensive Care
- British Journal of Pain
DR ARUN BHASKAR
Lead for Complex Cancer Pain Management at the London Interventional Clinic
MBBs, MSc, FRCA, FFMRCA, FFICM, FIPP
GMC No. 4761448
I'm a leading Consultant in Pain Medicine and havw special interests in cancer pain, complex pain, including neuropathic pain, visceral and pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, opioids, pain interventions and neuromodulation. I'm a Consultant at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London. I graduated from the University of Kerala medical school, India. I subsequently completed my specialist training at the North West deanery, UK in 2006 and started my Consultant career at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. In addition to Royal College fellowships in Anaesthesia, Pain medicine and Intensive care, I've completed fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice.
I'm the President-elect of the British Pain Society and I also hold many other national and international positions. These include: honorary secretary of the Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland, Examiner for the European Diploma in pain medicine and also the FIPP examination for the World Institute of Pain. I'm a co-chair of the committee for the cancer pain management guidelines of the British Pain Society. I'm also a member of the European Pain Federation Task Force on cancer pain management. I'm also part of the scientific committee for European Pain Federation, EFIC 2017 and I'm also the co-chair of the International Meeting of the Spinal Interventional Society, London 2018. I've been involved with several clinical studies for intractable cancer pain and neuropathic pain including chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. I write a regular column in the European Pain News and serves as section editor for the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine.
Additional languages spoken: Hindi, Malayam, Tamil, Urdu