Dr Jonathan Rajan

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

Jonathan Rajan

Dr Rajan is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia.

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Dr Rajan works in a tertiary pain medicine centre and as an integral part of an interdisciplinary pain management team, aiming to maximise patient involvement and satisfaction. Dr Rajan’s consultant practice involves conducting a range of interdisciplinary pain medicine clinics with interventional practice including radiofrequency, coeliac plexus blocks, nerve root blocks and epidurals. He regularly leads specialist clinics in complex regional pain syndrome, musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia.

Dr Rajan began his training at the University of Edinburgh Medical School,  then working at the University College of London, on the London rotation, before going on to complete his higher training and a fellowship in pain medicine in the North West.

Dr Rajan is the Faculty tutor for education in pain medicine and sits on the Essential Pain Medicine Advisory Board and the British Pain Society Education Committee. Dr Rajan has spearheaded various projects as a consultant aimed at raising the standard of pain training as well as maximising engagement with the public. He is the Head of the Essential Pain Medicine steering group for Manchester University and have developed the first multicentre structured pain teaching, for undergraduates, in the North West region. In addition he also runs the North West pain study days for FRCA candidates.

Dr Rajan leads the service in terms of metabolic medicine patients with chronic pain  (working in one of only 2 national centres that specialise in such disease)  with close working links with a quaternary metabolic medicine department. Dr Rajan regularly present at conferences on pain management, particularly in metabolic conditions, for medical professionals and for the public and patients. He continues to lecture to both specialist groups and patient groups on the subject of chronic pain in metabolic disease nationally and at international conferences.

Dr Rajan’s anaesthetic practice is varied and involves anaesthesia for major trauma, orthopaedics, ENT, neurosurgery, major spinal reconstructions, urology, gynaecology and adult and paediatric emergencies in a tertiary hospital and major trauma centre. He is member of the Salford difficult airway and mucopolysaccharidosis group.

Dr Rajan has an extensive private practice in the leading private centres in Manchester. He also works with the world leading Human Pain Research Group to recruit patients for ground breaking research into the effects and the pathophysiology of chronic pain.

Experience of giving evidence

I have experience of giving evidence in a range of personal injury claims relating to acute and chronic pain and assessing clients involved in such claims since 2017. I have undertaken the Bond Solon Excellence in report writing course and am involved in gaining accreditation for the Bond Solon expert witness Certificate in association with Cardiff University.

Cases undertaken

Cases have involved, the assessment of personal injury involving back, neck pain and complex conditions including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the assessment of whiplash associated disorders.

Specialist assessments offered

Dr Rajan specialises in the holistic assessment of acute and chronic pain, with particular interest in back pain, neck pain, widespread pain, complex regional pain syndrome, sciatica, fibromyalgia, personal injury, and a wide variety of other neuropathic and musculoskeletal conditions.


Dr Rajan has over 15 publications in peer reviewed journals and educational articles on pain management.

Begum, Nayab, et al. “Morning and evening salivary cortisol levels in patients with chronic widespread pain and those at high risk.” European Journal of Pain 26.1 (2022): 197-206.


Dr Rajan is available in normal working hours as well as weekends and evenings.

He has consulting rooms at the BMI Alexandra, Spire Manchester, Orth Team Centre and The Beeches Consulting Suite.

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