Dr Arasu Rayen

Consultant in Pain Management

MBBS, DA (Ind), DA (UK), FRCA, FFPMRCA, MSc (Pain Management), PG Cert MedEd, FHEA

Year qualified:1991

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr A T Arasu Rayen is a Consultant in Pain Medicine at BMI Priory Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust. He has been practicing Pain Medicine since 2002. Dr Rayen assesses more than 800 new patients and performs more than 1000 chronic pain relieving pain injections in a year. He achieves pain management with medication advice and adjustment, physiotherapy and interventions (injections). He performs injection both under xray and ultrasound. He is one of the first to introduce ultrasound guided injection in chronic pain and anaesthesia in Birmingham.

He is currently the Editor of Pain News and was the Clinical Director of the Pain Management department at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, leading and promoting MDT assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pain. He is also the founder and chair of West Midlands Pain Management Consultant forum, a forum for all the Pain Management consultants in West Midlands, conducting regular meetings to update their knowledge.

Dr A T Arasu Rayen, obtained his primary medical degree (MBBS) from India and progressed to do anaesthesia. After finishing his Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA), he moved to UK to further his career in Pain Management and Anaesthesia. After training in UK, he obtained Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) and Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA). He also had special training in chronic pain management and obtained Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA). To further his knowledge in Pain Medicine he joined University of Leicester and finished Masters in Pain Management (MSc).

Dr Rayen has published in national and international journals on chronic pain management subjects. He had been a regular columnist in Pain News from British Pain Society in the last three years, writing on various pain management related subjects. He has also lectured in regional and national meetings on pain management.

Professional Membership



  • Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine - FFPMRCA

  • British Pain Society

  • Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists - FRCA

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

  • British Medical Association

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy - FHEA

Clinical Interests



  • Low back and neck pain including whiplash

  • Chronic spinal pain and spinal injections including facet joint injection, facet joint median nerve block, epidural, caudal, selective nerve root block, transforaminal epidural and sacroiliac joint injection

  • Post spinal surgery pain

  • Facet denervation or rhizolysis

  • Sympathetic block including stellate ganglion block and lumbar sympathetic block

  • Sacroiliac joint denervation

  • Chronic pain due to arthritis of joints - shoulder, hip, knee, ankle

  • Nerve pain (neuropathic pain) due to nerve injury

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • Nerve pain following shingles (Post herpetic Neuralgia)

  • Chronic pain following trauma

  • Chronic pain following surgery - following breast surgery, hernia, thoracotomy

  • Chronic abdominal pain

  • Chronic pelvic pain

  • Chronic headache

  • Pain relief injection under x-ray to improve the quality of life

  • Specialised pain relief injection with ultrasound to improve pain

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