Dr Amit Kumar

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Management


Specialises in

  • Chronic pain management
  • Rhizolysis
  • Epidural injections

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I qualified as a doctor from the University of Madras, India in 1989 and followed it by higher specialist training in the UK. I have been working as a Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthetics at Sunderland Royal Hospital from 2005, with the majority of my time spent in managing chronic pain.

I use a balanced approach for chronic pain management with the help of medications and injection procedures where necessary. I acknowledge the multidisciplinary role in restoring physical functioning and work hand in hand with physiotherapists and psychologists.

I have acquired my own practical skills through experience and participating in several international courses to learn from experts in the field. I have a subspecialty interest in neuropathic pain and understand the challenges it poses for effective management. I took a gap year during my training to research into receptor pharmacology at Sunderland University that helps me understand the basic science behind many chronic pain conditions.

The procedures that I specialise in for pain management include cervical and lumbar facet joint injections, radiofrequency denervation of these facet joints, nerve root blocks or transforminal epidural injections, caudal epidural, stellate ganglion blocks, trigger point injections and injections into various joints such as costochondral, sacroiliac, shoulders, knees and ankles.

I attempt to have a clear understanding with the patients that in most cases, the injection interventions will only provide a temporary respite but the break in the pain cycle is an opportunity for them to develop their coping strategies, embrace lifestyle changes and work towards a physical recovery.


General Medical Council Number: C5197126

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amit Kumar at Spire include:


Pain management

Other treatments

  • Medication review for pain control

Get in touch

Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Washington Hospital.


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Pain management

MB BS / University of Madras / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh / 1997
Doctorate in Medicine

FFPMRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists, London / 2005
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professional memberships

British Pain Society

International Association for Study of Pain

Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics, Sunderland Royal Hospital

I have lived in the North East since my arrival to this country in 1998 and have thoroughly enjoyed integrating into the local community. I love gardening with time and weather permitting. My major hobby is wood-turning and I enjoy making bowls, vases, jewellery, candle stands and decorative pens. You are welcome to view my gallery by visiting my personal website: http://washingtonwoodcrafts.co.uk/ 

Dr Amit Kumar holds less than 0.1% of the issued share capital of Spire Heathcare Group plc