Dr Jonathan Rajan

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia


Clinical Interests

  • Acute and chronic pain and a range of interventional procedures to help manage pain
  • Radiofrequency denervation procedures for back, knee and hip pain
  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Epidural blood patches
  • Transforaminal injections
  • Coeliac and lumbar plexus blocks
  • Occipital and suprascapular blocks

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • British Pain Society Education Committee (currently serving)
  • British Pain Society Member

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Salford Royal

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Research Interests

Mr Rajan is a member of the Human Pain Research Group an established and world leading group looking at functional techniques of measuring and interpreting pain responses. He also works in a non NHS based capacity on a range of research projects with MAC clinical research.

Personal profile

Clinic Based Activity

Mr Rajan works within a complex pain medicine service seeing both secondary and tertiary referrals, which number around 2000 per year. He works within an interdisciplinary team and has a sub-specialist interest in radiofrequency denervation procedures, complex metabolic pain conditions, fibromyalgia and regularly lead specialist clinics in facial pain and complex regional pain syndrome. He is also joint lead for the radiofrequency denervation service.

Daycase Procedural Practice

Mr Rajan has a varied scope of interventional pain practice both within the NHS and outside of the NHS.

One of his standout clinical skills lies in advanced regenerative medicine and pain relieving procedures. These include cutting edge radiofrequency techniques for back pain, refractory knee pain and patients who are not fit for knee replacement (using genicular denervation) as well as hip and sacroiliac denervation. He is also able to help patients thorough platelet rich plasma regenerative medicine techniques for joint pain and muscle tears. Pulsed radiofrequency techniques are also an area of interest, allowing him to treat peripheral nerve pain in headaches and persistent groin pain after surgery.

Mr Rajan regularly performs a range of procedures including facet joint injections, cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidurals, nerve root blocks, transforaminal injections, continuous, cooled and pulsed radiofrequency procedures, coeliac and lumbar plexus blocks, as well as occipital and suprascapular blocks.

Acute Pain Practice

Mr Rajan is one of five consultants responsible for acute pain cover of a large secondary and tertiary institution with some quaternary patients in terms of metabolic medicine and intestinal failure. He provides acute pain medicine expertise for trauma patients, with a range of interventional procedures such as erector spinae, serratus anterior, paravertebral and thoracic epidural blocks, working with the acute pain nursing team. He also provides acute pain cover for upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, complex spines, neurosurgery, orthopaedics as well as urology.

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