Dr. Manish Raj


Specialist Pain Medicine


Dr. Manish completed his MBBS from Tash Govt. Medical University & Hospital and went on to do his Diploma in Anaesthesiology from Dr. D Y Patil University Medical College, Pune, India, passing out with honours. He further did his MD in Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management. Dr. Manish also did Fellowship in Pain Management from AESCULAP Academy, Germany. In 2013, he finished a 2- year fellowship program at the Pain Clinic of India as a Fellow of Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine (FISP) and in 2016, he got the international fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery (FENDS) after completing advanced endoscopic spine treatment training at the reputed Nanoori Hospital, South Korea.

In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine (FIAPM) by
the Indian chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the
world’s premier organization dedicated to researching and developing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. During his 10 years of practice as a pain management expert, he developed and headed the Department of Interventional Spine & Pain Management at 3 tertiary care super-speciality hospitals, including his previous hospital in India.

He has published ground-breaking original scientific research with a technical review of using endoscopic procedures for different types of disc herniation. He has authored and co-authored many research articles in the fields of interventional spine and pain management. He is the only reviewer for the prestigious World Neurosurgery Journal from a pain medicine background and has reviewed 25 scientific publications till date.

He has participated as a Speaker & National Faculty for Advanced Spine Endoscopy at the Indian Society for the Study of Pain national conference (ISSP-2017,2018,2019,20), Faculty for Endoscopic Disc Decompression at the Indian Society for the Pain Clinic (ISPC-2018,2019) & Faculty at Comprehensive Interventional Pain management (CIPM-Mumbai 2016,2017,2018,2019).

He is a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Indian Society of Pain (ISSP).

Clinical Expertise:
  • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).
  • Low Back Pain.
  • Sciatica & Leg Pain.
  • Neck Pain & shoulder pain.
  • Headache.
  • Facial pain & trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Cancer Pain.
  • Nerve Pain (Neuropathic Pain).
  • Muscles & Joints Pain.
  • Refractory chronic pain.

Treatment Options:

  • Non-Surgical Spine & chronic pain treatment.
  • Epidural Injection: Lumbar, cervical & caudal (all procedures Image-Guided).
  • Radiofrequency nerve treatment: Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA).
  • Facet joint injection: Diagnostic or Therapeutic.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation(SCS): Neuromodulation for Failed back surgery.
  • Sympathetic nerve block: Diagnostic block & Radiofrequency ablation (RFA).
  • Joints & Muscle Injection: Intervention to relieve joints & muscles pain.
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