Dr Husham Al-Shather



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  • Pain medicine

About me

Husham Al-Shather is a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia. He specialises in the management of chronic pain conditions. He provides a variety of interventional and non-interventional treatments for this specific patient population. Husham is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Husham performs epidural steroids injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, nerve root injections, peripheral nerve blocks, radiofrequency treatment and sympathetic blocks.

He completed higher specialist training in Pain Management and Anaesthetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. During this time he undertook a Regional Anaesthesia Training at Queen Victoria Hospital. He then completed his Advanced Pain Training at St George's Hospital and Ashford & St Peter’s NHS trust.

Since he joined The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics in 2016, he has developed a very good reputation in providing patients with optimal clinical care and scored highly for rating of clinical effectiveness and patient satisfaction. This has been gained by working in a robust multidisciplinary team which emphasises the use of proven and evidence based medicine.

In addition to Pain Management, Husham is an expert in ultrasound guided procedures and regional anaesthesia. He is a faculty member teaching at various national and international courses. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters in the field of pain medicine and anaesthesia.

Areas of interest

Neck pain;
back pain and Sciatica;
Upper back pain;
Whiplash pain disorder;
Facet joint pain;
Sacroiliac joint pain;
Neuropathic pain;
Abdominal pain;
Acute pain;
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Post-stroke pain;
Pelvic pain;
Musculoskeletal pain;
Failed back surgery syndrome;
Post herpetic neuralgia;
Groin Pain;
Ankle pain;
Knee pain;
Hip pain;
Shoulder pain;
Post surgical pain;
Facial pain;
Occipital Neuralgia
Opioid medication review;
Scrotal pain
Pudendal neuralgia

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Procedures completed

  • A5730

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (1-5)

  • X3770

    Intramuscular injection with x-ray control (e.g. piriformis block) - (1-5)

  • A7300

    Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of major nerve trunk - (1-5)

  • A5200

    Epidural injection (cervical) - (1-5)

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