Dr Mowafak Abdelghani

Dr Mowafak Abdelghani

Consultant Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia


Specialises in

  • Back pain with or without sciatica
  • Neck pain management
  • Craniofacial pain
  • Widespread pain management
  • Pelvic and abdominal pain

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Manchester University hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

I am the Clinical Lead for the Chronic Pain Services at the trusts site in Oxford Road, Trafford & Altrincham General hospitals.

I became a medical student at the age of fourteen and was one of the youngest medical graduates in Egypt.

After graduating from Medical School in Cairo, Egypt and completing my Masters of Science and a 4 year training rotation in Ain-Shams University, Cairo I Relocated to the UK where I rotated in Training posts around North Wales, Mersey and Surrey.

I joined the Northwest Training Rotation as a Specialist Trainee and completed the five-year training Program. My last year of training was spent at the Imperial school in London, specifically in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where I completed his Advanced Pain Medicine training in a twelve-month program.

I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists by examination.

I have published chapters on multiple topics of Pain Medicine in 2 books published in the UK and the USA.

Presenting in international medical conferences is an integral part of my annual academic calendar. I have a well-established interest and role in post-graduate education and healthcare management. I chair the North West Pain Group, which holds regular monthly meetings for Pain Medicine Consultants in the North West Region.

It is currently well established that early referral to a specialist pain team has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain in multiple studies.

Together with my team I will ensure that your assessment is thorough and treatment is started expeditiously avoiding unnecessary delays and helping you regain control of your life sooner. Early intervention for chronic pain can improve quality of life and reduce the risk of further disability.


General Medical Council Number: C6095000

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mowafak Abdelghani at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

X-ray (Fluoroscopy) guided Epidural Injections: Cervical, lumbar and caudal epidurals as well as Transforaminal Nerve Root Blocks

X-ray (Fluoroscopy) guided Radiofrequency Ablation: RFA for lumbar and cervical medial branch nerves, hip and knee pain as well as pulsed RFA for suprascapular nerve, cervical and lumbar dorsal root ganglia.

X-ray (Fluoroscopy) guided Joint Injections and Nerve Blocks: Facet and sacro-iliac joint injections, intra-articular injections and nerve blocks for knee and hip pain, diagnostic medial branch block, neuroma/scar related pain injections, ganglion Impar Blocks

Ultrasound guided Joint injections and nerve blocks

Ultrasound guided injections for the elbow and coccyx as well as nerve blocks of Suprascapular, Piriformis, Pudendal, Genitofemoral, Stellate Ganglion and Inguinal Nerves. Lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh block for meralgia parasthetica

Ultrasound guided Abdominal Blocks

Ultrasound guided nerve block for anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome that is associated with chronic abdominal wall pain. Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric nerve blocks for post-hernia repair pain.

Ultrasound guided Migraine and Chronic Craniofacial Pain Syndromes

Greater Occipital and Supra-orbital nerve blocks

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Additional information

Back pain
Neck pain
Pain management

Special clinical interests: Chronic widespread pain; Joint injection; Nerve injection; Persistent post surgical pain; Radiofrequency ablation for pain.

ffpmrca / Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK / 2016
Faculty of Pain Medicine

Md / Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt / 2014
Ain Shams University

FRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK / 2012
Royal College of Anaesthetists

MSc / Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt / 2002
Ain Shams University

MBBCH / Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt / 1998
Ain Shams University

Professional memberships

Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM)

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)

British Pain Society (BPS)

American society of Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine Chapter (ASRA)

British Medical Association (BMA)

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead of the Chronic Pain Service at Manchester University Hospitals (ORC, TGH & AGH).

Consultant Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia

Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain Service

Manchester University Hospitals

Founder of Piccadilly Medical (limited company)