Dr Rahul Guru

Dr Rahul Guru

Consultant Pain Management Specialist and Anaesthetist


"Spire is the most prestigious private health providers in the UK. Therefore, I feel privileged to work at Spire."

Specialises in

  • Pain management
  • Back pain investigations
  • Nerve investigations

I have been a consultant in Pain Medicine at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board since 2015 and have about 10 years of experience in this specialty. I am an expert in back pain and nerve (neuropathic) pain.

Along with back pain and neuropathic pain, I have a lot of experience in spinal injections (facet, nerve root and epidural), joint pain and injections, migraine (Botulinum toxin) treatment, occipital headaches, fibromyalgia (chronic widespread pain), whiplash injuries, pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, diabetic neuropathy and medical management of pain.

I have performed about 200 facet joint injections, more than 50 radiofrequency ablations, 1,000 epidural injections in both my private and NHS practice. there are numerous other procedures that I perform, these include - trigger point injections, Botulinum toxin injections for migraine, muscle pain and nerve pain.

I am the lead of cancer pain management at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

In addition to my clinical work, I am an educational supervisor for anaesthetic trainees. I am invited to teach at courses and meetings around the country and abroad.


General Medical Council Number: C6096920

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rahul Guru at Spire include:

Pain management

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Additional information

MB BS / Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

International Association for the Study of Pain

Welsh Pain Society

Professional leadership

Lead of cancer pain management at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - a review

Complications of Dorsal Root Ganglion Electrodes - a case series

Effect of epidural analgesia on change in mallampati class during labour.

Epidural abscess following facet joint injection

Lumbar plexus block in the management of chronic hip, thigh and knee pain

Successful symptom management of SUNCT syndrome by cervical medial branch radiofrequency neurotom

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff

I enjoy music - both playing the keyboard and singing. I play badminton as a recreational sport.

Email rahul.guru@icloud.com
Website https://cardiffpainclinic.com
Private secretary Mrs Samantha Harris
Private secretary telephone 07438 373 884
Private secretary email secretarydrguru@gmail.com