Manish Raj Dr.

Pain Medicine
English, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Punjabi

Core competencies

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Neck pain and shoulder pain
  • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)
  • Refractory headache
  • Facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Cancer pain
  • Nerve pain (neuropathic pain)
  • Joints and visceral pain
  • Refractory chronic pain
  • Epidural steroid injections
  •  Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cooled radiofrequency ablation (COLIEF)
  • Endoscopic spine procedures (transformational, interlaminar and stenosis decompression)
  • Endoscopic assisted fusion
  • Vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty)
  • Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD)
  • Indirect spine fusion
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Neuromodulation: spinal cord simulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRG)
  • Intrathecal pump (ITP)
  • Stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP)


Dr. Manish completed his MBBS from Tash Govt. Medical University & Hospital and went on to do his Masters in Anesthesiology from Dr. D Y Patil University Medical College, Pune, India, passing out with honors. He further did a Fellowship in Pain Management from AESCULAP Academy, Germany. In 2013, he finished a 2- year fellowship program at the Pain Clinic of India as a Fellow of Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine (FISP) and in 2016, he got the prestigious international fellowship in Endoscopic Spine Surgery (IFENDS) after completing advanced endoscopic spine treatment training at the reputed Nanoori Hospital under Pioneer of Endoscopic Spine Surgery Professor Dr Hyeun Sung kim in South Korea. In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine (FIAPM) by the Indian chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the world's premier organization dedicated to researching and developing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.

During his 12 years of practice as an Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine expert, he developed and headed the Department of Interventional Spine & Pain Management at three tertiary care super-specialty hospitals in India. Before joining Mediclinic City Hospital, he was head of the department of interventional pain medicine at Emirates Hospital Group in Dubai, where he introduced advanced endoscopic and LASER disc decompression techniques along with many other advanced evidence-based techniques to treat human oldest nemesis "PAIN".

He has published ground-breaking original scientific research with a technical review of using endoscopic procedures for different types of disc herniation. He has authored and co-authored many research articles in the fields of interventional spine and pain management. He is the only reviewer for the prestigious World Neurosurgery Journal from a pain medicine background and has reviewed 30 scientific publications to date. He is the co-author of the book Atlas of Interventional Pain Management Procedures. Jaypee publishers · Nov 20, 2022, with immersive intraoperative and post-operative images of endoscopic disc surgery.
He was selected as honorary chairperson of SIG at the Indian Society for the Study of Pain IASP for Endoscopic Spine procedure to provide guidelines for endoscopic spine surgery for society.

He has participated as a Speaker and national Faculty for Advanced Spine Endoscopy at the Indian Society for the Study of Pain national conference (ISSP-2017,2018,2019,20), Faculty for Endoscopic Disc Decompression at the Indian Society for the Pain Clinic (ISPC-2018,2019) & Faculty at Comprehensive Interventional Pain management (CIPM-Mumbai 2016,2017,2018,2019). He was the speaker at the World Trauma Congress 2023 in Dubai on Cervical endoscopic disc decompression and a frequent trainer at All India Institute of Medical Sciences for endoscopic spine surgery.
He has performed more than 5000 spine interventions, with more than 2000 endoscopic spine procedures in the last 12 years.

He is a member of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Indian Society of Pain (ISSP) and American Society of Pain & neuroscience (ASPN).


Certifications and Professional Memberships
Fellow of India Academy of Pain Medicine
American Society of Pain & Neuroscience (ASPN)
Member - North American Spine Society (NASS)
Member - International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)


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