Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan
ABOUT Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan
MD, DNB, FIPM ( Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP, USA)
Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is the first full-time pain physician from Tamil Nadu, India. He practices interventional pain management both at Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic as well as at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. He is the foremost authority in the study and practice of pain medicine, having performed the maximum number of pain interventions in this part of India. He was adjudged the Best Pain Physician of the Year in 2017.
Dr. Karthic Natarajan earned his MBBS at SRMC in Chennai where he was a gold medallist too. He completed his MD in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal Academy of Higher Education). He 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 among 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. He is also a visiting consultant at a host of other city hospitals including V S Hospitals, Egmore for cancer care patients. He has been 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, and neuropathic pain syndromes. He is an expert at providing relief from pain related problems without open surgery. Disc prolapse or slipped disc causing sciatic back pain radiating down the legs is his special area of interest. He is highly skilled at performing a wide range of image guided pain interventions, which include radio frequency ablations, nerve root injections, neuromodulations, and neurolytic blocks among others, for providing the best, long term relief from pain. He is also trained in minimally invasive endoscopic spine procedures. He partners with his colleague, Dr Vanmathy V in owning and running the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic at Besant Nagar, Chennai, India. Synapse Pain Clinic is a multi-disciplinary musculo-skeletal pain clinic with pain physicians, orthopedicians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation experts under one roof.