Dr Ayman Eissa

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Clinical Interests

  • Back pain/sciatica
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain – when surgery has failed to help or is not an option
  • Knee pain – when surgery has failed to help or is not an option
  • Muscle and soft tissue pain
  • Pain from nerve damage
  • Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic post-operative pain
  • Worries about the use of pain medication
  • Pelvic pain – when gynaecological or surgical intervention has failed to help or is not an option
  • Medication
  • Injections and pain procedures
  • Botulinum Toxin for migraine
  • Radiofrequency therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Council Member British Pain Society (2017)

Personal profile

Dr Eissa is a Consultant in Pain Medicine in the NHS. He trained in the North East of England and came to Sheffield in 2001.

He is the Clinical Lead for the independent provider in Pain Management Services which is a network of pain Consultants that provide community-based pain management clinics nationally on behalf of the NHS.

He is also a founding member of the Faculty of Pain at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Honorary secretary of the British Pain Society and was a member of the working group that composed the recent guidelines for the use of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain.

Dr Eissa has a great interest in research and leads a busy research team in pain medicine at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He is currently an international coordinator in multicentre research trials assessing new pain medications. In 2016, Dr Eissa won a national award from Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, for his research in pain medicine.

Dr Eissa has a particular interest in the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and is currently working with an industry partner to design trials for the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain.

If you’ve been taking painkillers for a long time, it’s likely they are no longer effective in managing your pain or are causing unwanted side effects. At your first consultation, pain management consultant will go through every aspect of your problem and its effects on your daily life.

From there, we can then prescribe a course of treatment or combination of treatments to help relieve your symptoms and take control of managing your pain.

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