Dr Neil Talbert Collighan

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist

MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Collighan graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1996. He has spent the last 13 years undergoing training and research in anaesthesia, intensive care and chronic pain management.

Higher specialist training in pain management was undertaken in the Yorkshire School of Anaesthesia. In July 2009 he was appointed as a consultant for the East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust in anaesthesia, intensive care and chronic pain management. Dr Collighan’s current commitments are spread between the QEQM hospital, Margate and the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury.

Dr Collighan has been trained in the more complex interventional procedures including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery devices and intradiscal therapies. He believes that all pain management strategies should be a combined medical, interventional and psychological approach to ensure optimum results and patient well-being.

Other treatments offered can include


  • Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Caudal epidurals under X ray guidance

  • Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral nerve root blocks

  • Guanethedine blocks

  • Paravertebral blocks

  • Cervical,Thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injections

  • Sacroiliac joint injections

  • Radiofrequency denervation of Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar facet joints and sacroiliac joints

  • Lumbar sympathectomy

  • Pulsed Radiofrequency of a dorsal root ganglion

  • Joint injections under X ray guidance

  • Occipital nerve blocks

Professional Membership



  • British Pain Society

  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • The Association of Anaesthetists

  • British Medical Association

  • The International Association for the Study of Pain

  • The Neuromodulation Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland

  • The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia (and Pain Therapy)

  • World Institute of Pain

Clinical Interests


The management of pain using a combined approach of medical, psychological and interventional methods.

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