MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB - Anaesthesia
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Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is the certified pain management doctor from Chennai, India. He is one of the dedicated, full-time spine and pain physicians from Tamil Nadu. He is the Director and Pain consultant in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic in Adyar, Chennai. He is also the Interventional Pain Management consultant in Apollo Hospitals, V S Hospital and Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai. He was a gold medallist during his MBBS. He finished his MD in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, MNG, Manipal Academy. He went on to do his DNB and Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) from Aesculap Academy, Germany. Dr. Karthic Natarajan is the first pain physician to clear the exam and qualify as Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) (WIP, USA) from south India in 2009. He is an experienced physician in treating Back pain, disc herniation/sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, knee arthritis, joint pains, headaches/ migraine, nerve related pain, cancer pain, and palliation. He provides treatment through medications, pain interventions like injections, RF ablations, PRP injections, botox injections, neurolytic blocks, etc, besides physical therapy and good rehab. Patients who want to avoid open spine or joint replacement surgeries can consider pain management options. Dr. Karthic Natarajan performs all pain interventions through fluoroscopic /ultrasound image guidance. All treatments are scientific, allopathic and evidence based to maintain highest standards of safety and accuracy. Besides treating patients with pain, he also trains junior doctors in pain interventions through his interventional pain courses. He is a regular speaker at national and international pain conferences. He is the Chairman of World Institute of Pain - South Asia Section and also an international examiner of FIPP examinations. He works with his team members Dr's Vanmathy, KP Kosygan and Vidhyasagar in the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic.
Block- M90/1, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Annai Velankanni Road, Landmark: Opposite RBI Staff Quarters, Chennai
Mon - Sat
10:00 - 02:00
06:30 - 08:00
Pleasant Experience. The doctor was kind and explained my health issues and proposed treatment. The ambience of the clinic was spic and span and the staff members were cordial and friendly.
Doctor Karthik is so friendly and took time to explain the issue, treatment process and follow ups in detail. Hats off for the way Doctor explained in simple terms.
Doctor is very empathetic, analytical and humorous. I would highly recommend to anyone who has some spine related problems.
Have consulted Dr Karthic Babu few times. My experience with him has been very satisfactory. Recently I went to him for pain radiating down my right leg. He treated it and am able to walk now. Thank you doc.
Q: How does a spine and pain specialist treat pain?
A: A spine and pain specialist will first diagnose the underlying condition on the basis of medical history, signs/symptoms, physical examination and tests. Then he will treat pain by prescribing medications as well as performing surgeries depending upon the nature of underlying condition.
Q: Is the spine specialist same as orthopaedic surgeon?
A: Spine speciality is a superspeciality for an orthopaedic surgeon. Thus, most of the spine specialists are the orthopaedic surgeons who do fellowships further in spine speciality.
Q: Can a spine and pain specialist treat sciatica pain?
A: Yes, a spine and pain specialist can treat sciatica pain by steroid injections around the involved nerve root, and with surgeries like laminectomy and diskectomy.
Q: What happens on my first visit to the spine and pain specialist?
A: On your first visit to the spine and pain specialist, he will first ask for your medical history and signs and symptoms. Then he will perform physical examination and ask for certain tests, procedures for the diagnosis of the condition. After the diagnosis, depending upon the underlying condition he will treat the condition by medicines, exercises and surgery.
Q: Can I see a spine specialist for backache?
A: Yes, you can see a spine specialist for backache as it can be due to some underlying spine disorder which will be appropriately diagnosed and treated by a spine specialist.