Dr Rafik Sedra

Dr Rafik Sedra

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia


Specialises in

I am a highly accomplished and experienced consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia who specialises in lower back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain, post-operative pain, fibromyalgia and joint pain (shoulder, hip and knee pain). I currently practise at the Spire Thames Valley Hospital.

I notably obtained an MSc in anaesthesia and also possess expertise in sciatica, regional anaesthesia, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, cancer pain, chronic pain, and radiofrequency intervention, but to mention a few. I successfully undertook intensive and specialist training in chronic pain and anaesthetics at Oxford School of Anaesthesia and my chronic pain training at Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospital in London.

I have, to-date, published a significant amount of peer-reviewed articles in established medical journals, and am actively involved in teaching trainees on a daily basis.

I am working at Frimley NHS trust and am a consultant in chronic pain and anaesthesia. I work regularly at pain clinics and have received great interest in interventional pain procedures. I believe that chronic pain is better managed through a holistic approach, which means managing biological, psychological and social aspects of pain.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rafik Sedra at Spire include:


Pain management

Other treatments

  • Cervical epidural
  • Cervical medial branches diagnostic blocks
  • Cervical medial branches radiofrequency
  • Cervical nerve root blocks and pulse radiofrequency
  • General MSK pain - Shoulder injection (Suprascapular nerve PRF)
  • Headaches - Botulinum toxin injections and greater occipital nerve PRF
  • Hip injections (Radiofrequency)
  • Knee injection (genicular nerve radiofrequency)
  • Lumbar epidural +/- epiduroplasty (RACZ catheter)
  • Lumbar medial branches blocks
  • Lumbar medial branches radiofrequency
  • Lumbar nerve root blocks and PRF for radiculopathy and sciatica
  • Sacroilia joint diagnostic blocks and radiofrequency
  • Thoracic DRG PRF for chronic herpetic neuralgia and neuropathic pain
  • Thoracic medial branches blocks and radiofrequency

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Additional information

FFPMRCA / London / 2021
Fellowship of pain medicine

FRCA / London / 2018
Royal College Anaesthetists

FCAI / Ireland / 2016
College of Anaesthetists in Ireland

EDAIC / Europe / 2014
European Society of Anaesthesiology

Professional memberships

Royal College of Anaesthetists

European Society of Anaesthesiology

British Pain Society

Faculty of Pain Medicine

Frimley NHS Trust

Telephone 01753 665404
Website https://www.topdoctors.co.uk/doctor/rafik-sedra
Private secretary Leanne/Georgina