Dr Blackburn

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Sciatica
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Dr James Blackburn

GMC: 4219831

Dr James Blackburn is one of London's leading consultants in pain management. He practises at a number of prominent hospitals in the capital including St George's University Hospital and Parkside Hospital and has a special interest in trigeminal neuralgia, neck and back pain, sciatica, neuropathic pain, cancer pain and facial and head pain syndromes.

Outside of his clinic, he serves as a primary educator at St George's, is a board member for the London Pain Training Advisory Group and a member of numerous other organisations such as the British Pain Society.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (present)
    • Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, Parkside Hospital (present)
    • Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine, the New Victoria Hospital (present)
    • Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine Spire St Anthonys Hospital (present)
  • Professional membership

    • Member British Pain Society
    • Member of London Pain forum
    • Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists
    • Member of the faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Teaching posts

    • Primary Educator, St George’s Hospital

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Epidural infiltration
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint injections
  • Joint pain
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Neck pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain treatment
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD)
  • Rheumatism
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sciatica
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Make an appointment


  • Parkside Hospital
    53 Parkside SW19 5NX - London (South London)
    (+44) 02039340003
  • The New Victoria Hospital
    184 Coombe Lane West KT2 7EG - London (South London)
    (+44) 02039340003
  • Spire St Anthony's Hospital
    801 London Road SM3 9DW - London (Sutton)
    (+44) 02039340003


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Trigeminal neuralgia – how ‘the worst pain known to man’ can be managed

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is located on the face. It is described as being brief, short-lasting episodes of pain that are electrical or stabbing in nature in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve on the face. This is an extremely debilitating condition and it is one that Dr Jim Blackburn, a pain medicine specialist, is an expert in diagnosing and treating.

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