Jayne Gallagher

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

FRCA FFP MRCA

Jayne Gallagher is a specialist in Pain Medicine. She is a Consultant at Barts and the Royal London Hospitals with a wealth of experience in managing pain in many conditions.

Why see a pain doctor?

Chronic pain is common. Up to a quarter of the population may have a long-standing painful condition despite the advances in modern medicine. This is often related to so-called ‘degenerative disorders.’

These while not dangerous can cause significant symptoms and have a marked effect on quality of life. Managing these problems may helped by consultation with a pain medicine specialist.

What does a pain doctor offer?

A pain doctor is focussed on quality of life rather than diagnosis. Treatment starts with a full assessment of pain including its impact on day to day life. Management is individualised and may include a variety of approaches.

  1. Read Jayne Gallagher’s articles on pain management
  2. Book a consultation

Conditions treated include

  • Back and neck pain
  • Other musculo-­skeletal pain
  • Neuropathic pain (eg pain associated with diabetes)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Pain after trauma or surgery
  • Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain

Treatment Options

  • Better Pain Control through medication
  • Interventional Techniques
  • Education and Advice
  • Advice regarding physical and psychological rehabilitation

In addition Pain doctors can work closely with other health care professionals eg physiotherapists to maximise treatment success.