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Dr Ranganathan Iyer

Name: Dr Ranganathan Iyer

Consultant Pain and MSK Medicine

Role: Partner Berkshire Pain Clinic

Qualifications: MBBS, FFARCSI

Retired (NHS and Army) Pain Consultant


Dr Iyer has over 38 years of experience in acute and chronic pain management. He was the clinical lead for pain medicine and Clinical Director for Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Theatre Services and Pain Management Care at the Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS trust before retirement from the NHS. Prior to joining the NHS, he was commissioned in the British Army as Consultant for Anaesthetics and Resuscitation with special interest in Pain Management. He firmly believes that pain conditions should be treated as early as possible, with the appropriate use of multidisciplinary techniques to improve patient quality of life. His clinic offers a comprehensive service, starting with expert diagnosis and followed up by high quality medical treatment that is complemented by good support from specialists in physiotherapy and psychology. He is trauma informed and follows an upstream approach to medicine. He has authored a chapter on Post Surgery Pain Syndromes in Textbook of Surgery

He also does Medico-legal Reporting on Pain issues especially in Whiplash and CRPS cases

Treatments Offered

Steroid injections

Epidurals into neck, upper and lower back

Facet joint injections

Nerve blocks including coeliac and gastric plexus blocks

Diagnostic back injections

Sacroiliac joint injections

Radiofrequency Denervation of coeliac plexus and splanchnic nerves, cervical and lumbar facets and sacroiliac joints

Peripheral joint injections (shoulder, knee, hip, elbow)

Prolotherapy injections

Hypertonic dextrose injections

Trigger point injections

Hyaluronic Acid injections

Ultrasound and x-ray guided injections

Advice and guidance about Holistic therapies including physiotherapy/psychology/acupuncture/Osteopathic treatments

IV lidocaine infusions for nerve pain


Qualifications: Dr Iyer brings a very high level of training and experience to the important task of patient care. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Specialist Interests

Today, his areas of special clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and cancer pain.

Along with utilising a full complement of pharmacological treatments for pain, Dr Iyer performs a variety of interventional procedures such as epidural, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, and sympathetic and peripheral nerve blocks guided by X-ray and ultrasound. He also is one of the few pain specialists to offer prolotherapy and regenerative therapies for the management of painful difficult to treat soft tissue injuries.

He lives in Hampshire with his wife.


The Princess Margaret Hospital

Osborne Road, Windsor SL4 3SJ

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Wexham Street, Wexham Slough SL3 6NH

The Bridge Clinic

156-160 Bridge Road Maidenhead

Berkshire SL6 8DG


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Testimonials From Our Pain-Free Patients
  • would like to express my sincere gratitude ....until I met you I was being passed from doctor to doctor without much explanation for my chronic pain c...

    PN , Reading
  • I would like to thank you for the success of this procedure, in particular the injection in my right buttock. Since then I have not had one instance o...

    AM, Reading
  • Thank you so much for all your help during my in patient stay at the RBH. You and the whole pain team helped me so much throughout my stay! Without th...

    SH, Henley