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Last updated: 27 Apr 2020
- Pain medicine
After training in the Cambridge area I have been a Consultant in Pain Medicine for over 20 years.
My special interest and expertise is in managing pain originating from the different structures at Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral levels of the Spine, Chronic Postoperative Pain and Neuropathic Pain. I believe that Precision Pain Diagnosis and Management is the key to managing Low Back Pain, Neck Pain and Pain in the Thoracic Spine.
Areas of interest
Pain management; Spinal Pain Management; Low Back Pain; Neck Pain; Nerve Pain; Sciatica, Chronic Pain; Chronic Post-Operative Pain, Radiofrequency Denervation of Facet Joints, Spinal Injections, Epidural Injections, Injections for Knee Joint and Hip Joint Pain, Back Pain, Injection for Shoulder Pain
- Amanda Kilner
- Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital Leighton Street Leeds LS1 3EB
- 07787 179878
- 0113 388 2090
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Teaching Methods in Pain Medicine
Outcome measures in Pain Medicine
Improving saftety and outcome of pain interventions
Preparing Good Practice Guidelines for Injections to Treat Spinal Pain
I am Editor of five pain medicine text books and have contributed book chapters.
I am one of the Editors of the book "Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain" which was awarded the British Medical Book of the Year award in 2015. The book was chosen from 630 publications from across the World.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Editor: Oxford Specialist Handbook: Spinal Interventions in Pain Management, Published in 2012
Editor: Oxford Specialist Handbook: Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain, Published in 2015. This book was awarded the “British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year Award” in 2015. 630 medical publications were submitted for the award and our book was judged the best.
Editor: Interventional Pain Management – A Practical Approach. 2nd Edition, Published in 2016
Guest Editor: World Clinics in Pain Management, Published in 2013
Editor: Symptom Oriented Pain Management, Published in 2012
Chapters Written in Book:
Management of Low Back Pain and Sciatica - in The 10-minute consultation: Persistent Pain
Focal Back Pain – In Symptom Oriented Pain Management.
Scientific Journal Publications:
I have described a NEW TECHNIQUE of Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Sacroiliac Joint Pain.
Performing Difficult SIJ Injections. Pain Physician 2011; 14: 281-
I have discribed a NEW TECHNIQUE for sciatic pain.
S Gupta. Pre-Contrast Injection Multiple Needle Placement Technique: An Alternative Method for Performing Challenging Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Radicular Pain. IPM Report (inpress).
S Gupta. Interventional Pain Medicine Practice in the UK and the USA: A Survey of 242 Pain Physicians. Pain Physicain (in press).
Alan D. Kaye, --- S Gupta, et al. Efficacy of Epidural Injections in Managing
Chronic Spinal Pain: A Best Evidence Synthesis. Pain Physician 2015; 18:E939-E1004
Boswell MV, ---- S Gupta, et al. A Best-Evidence systematic appraisal of the diagnostic accuracy and utility of facet joint nerve injections. Pain Physician 2015; 18: E497-E533
J Lee, S Gupta, C Price, AP Baranowski. Low back and radicular pain: British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013; 111 (1): 112-120 (Impact Factor – 4.354)
Academic Activities and Teaching:
Chair of the Standards of good practice for medial branch block and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain and Spinal Interventional Procedures in Pain Medicine.
European Imaging and Investigations in Pain Medicine” course.
Co-director of the Leeds Pain Management Cadaver Workshop.
Senior Instructor, Spinal Intervention Society (USA), European Cadaver Courses to teach spinal interventions to manage pain.
I am invited regularly to present on Pain Medicine topics at National and International meeting.
Courses offered to GPs
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injecitons to manage sciatic pain at the European Spinal Interventions Society Cadaver Course in Amsterdam, October 2019
Assessment and Management of pain for health care professionals, October 2019
Medial Branch Block: At the European Spinal Intervention Society annual meeting in Munich, Germany, May 2018
Precision Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Pain
Opiods in Chronic Pain
All the talks can be viewed on my website:
- MBBS Mysore Medical Collage, Mysore, INdia 1987
- MD Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 1992
- Diplomat of the National Board of Examinations National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India 1994
- FRCA The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 1995
- FIPP World Institute of Pain, USA 2005
- FFPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine, London 2008
Reference number 4278571
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Senior Instructor Spinal Intervention Society, European Cadaver Courses 2015
- International Education Committee Member Spinal Intervention Society, USA 2017
- Founder and Chair of The North England Pain Medicine Group North England pain Medicine Group 2017
- Elected Board Member, Faculty of Pain Medicine of the RCA, London. Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
Spinal Intervention Society, USA
British Pain Society, UK
British Medical Association
- Nuffield Hospital Leeds
- 08:00 - 17:30
- 07787 179878
- Spire Leeds Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds
- 08:00 - 11:00
- 07787 179878
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