Newer modalities of pain management like image guided nerve blocks, radio frequency lesionings, ‘key hole’ spine procedures, spinal endoscopes are available to bring a fresh leash of life to pain patients. Our multi disciplinary team will not only cure the primary problem but also provide follow up physical therapy and rehabilitation process so that you get complete cure.
We aim to provide a ‘one stop shop’ to all pain related requirements. So, if you have a pain related problem, and no one has been able to help till now, then you should consult the Back and Pain Centre.
Dr Ravi K Kalathur MD, FIPP, CIPS (WIP-USA)
( India’s First and only Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist with Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice Certified by WORLD INSTITUTE OF PAIN – USA )
Back and Pain Centre is credited as the 1st dedicated, state of the art, stand-alone Pain Clinic equipped with the most modern and a state of art equipment in South India. It is run by Dr Ravi Krishna Kalathur, a Senior Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai for the last 10 years.
He is the FIRST & ONLY CERTIFIED INTERVENTIONAL PAIN SONOLOGIST WITH FELLOWSHIP IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PRACTICE FROM INDIA ( Certification issued by the WORLD INSTITUTE OF PAIN – USA after qualifying and passing the required credentialing and also the examination ). His primary area of interest for the last 10 years had been on Chronic Pain Management. He is the seniormost Pain Management Specialist & Consultant Anaesthesiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. His work involves anesthesia services for Spine Surgeries, Orthopedics, General & Laparoscopic surgery, Plastic surgery, Urology, ENT, Obstetric & Gynaecology, Liver transplants and anesthesia outside the operating rooms like MRI suite, Endoscopy, etc. He is an internationally acclaimed expert in Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal imaging and Interventions. He had training for the same at reputed universities in the United States, Germany, Austria and Hong Kong and certified Dip. MSKUS (Spain).
He is an invited faculty for Ultrasound Interventions at a prestigious medical school in the USA. The best Pain Medicine Conferences and workshops in this country were conducted by him which showcased Indian Pain Physicians to the world. He conducts Flouroscopic and Ultrasound guided Intervention courses in affiliation with University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is a visiting Faculty at the Pain Clinic, University of Michigan. At the Back & Pain Centre, Chennai he teaches the art of interventions to young and budding Pain Physicians from India and abroad.
He already has experience in taking charge of a multi-disciplinary critical care unit for 5 years with a special emphasis to acute coronary care. As Intensivist in Charge and Consultant Anesthesiologist at CCU – Vijaya Heart Foundation – a 25 bed ICU involved mostly coronary care, neurological emergencies, medical and surgical emergencies and post-operative care.