Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

About Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

MD, DNB, FIPM ( Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP, USA)

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is first full-time pain physician from Tamil Nadu, India. He does dedicated pain management practice in Apollo Hospitals and Back and Pain Centre in the morning hours. He is foremost authority in pain medicine, including maximum number of pain interventions, in this part of India.

Dr. Karthic Natarajan was a good medallist during his MBBS in SRMC in Chennai. He completed his MD in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in Kasturba Medical College, MNG (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) and is also a Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) of India. He completed his Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) from Aesculap Academy (Germany) / Daradia Pain Clinic. He went on to complete his Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) degree from World Institute of Pain, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA. He is amongst the first 5 Indians to complete his FIPP.  He worked as an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Sri Ramachandra Medical College previously. Presently, he is Consultant in Pain Medicine in Apollo Hospitals(Main), Chennai and in Back and Pain Centre in T Nagar, Chennai. He is also a visiting consultant in V S Hospitals, Egmore for cancer care patients.  He is the Secretary for the World Institute of Pain, India Section and Secretary for Indian Society of Study of Pain (TN). He is also an examiner for the international FIPP exams. He is a prominent speaker in national and international pain conferences and regularly conducts workshops to train junior doctors in pain medicine and interventions.

Dr Karthic Natarajan specializes in providing treatment for back pain, joint pain (including knee pain), neck and shoulder pain, headaches, neuropathic pain syndromes, etc. He is specialist in providing relief from pain related problems, without open surgery. Disc prolapses or slipped disc causing sciatic back pain radiating down the legs is his special area of interest. He performs image guided pain injections which include radio frequency ablations, nerve root injections, neuro modulation, neurolytic blocks, etc. for providing best, long term relief from pain. He is also trained in minimally invasive endoscopic spine procedures.  He partners his colleague, Dr Vanmathy V in owning and running the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic in Chennai, India. Synapse Pain Clinic is a multi-disciplinary musculo-skeletal pain clinic with pain physicians, orthopedicians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation experts in one centre.

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