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Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist


Dr Lewis Holford is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist and Director of the Northern Pain Centre (Northern Pain Centre). He specialises in minimally invasive intervention technologies as a component of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of persistent pain with the goal of relieving pain and improving function and quality of life.

Dr Holford has over 10 years experience in Interventional Pain Medicine. He is a specialist in the use of spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency procedures and regenerative therapies in the treatment of a comprehensive range of pain conditions including:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Pain after spine surgery

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee and hip pain


Interventional Pain Medicine is a new and rapidly developing field and Dr Holford is committed to offering patients the most up to date evidence-based treatment. He is actively involved in education and clinical research and is a member of the International Neuromodulation Society, the Spine Intervention Society, The International Association for the Study of Pain and the Australian Pain Society.

Dr Holford has specialist qualifications in both Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. He completed his medical degrees and internship in the United Kingdom before undertaking postgraduate anaesthesia training in Australia and New Zealand, obtaining Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006. He underwent subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and completed a comprehensive Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital Pain Management and Research Centre and was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2007.

He has subsequently undertaken advanced training in interventional pain management techniques including radiofrequency treatment and neuromodulation in the United Kingdom and the United States. As well as practising at the Northern Pain Centre he is appointed as a Pain Medicine Specialist at the Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital.

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