Dr Niraj Gopinath

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Mr Gopinath’s practice at The Health Suite mirrors his NHS work, where he leads the Multidisciplinary Facial Pain Clinic at Leicester Hospitals. He also leads the Clinical Research Unit in Pain Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester and holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

His main areas of interest include facial pain, whiplash injury, headache and chronic abdominal pain (CAP). Dr Gopinath works as part of the multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at The Health Suite.

Mr Gopinath and his team have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and a list of his publications can be found here. Dr Gopinath has also set up a patient support group for patients with trigeminal neuralgia.

Mr Gopinath has a special clinical interest in Headaches including:

  • Migraine
  • Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Cluster Headache
  • Tension-Type Headache


Facial Pain conditions he can treat include:

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain (TNP)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain


His expertise in chronic abdominal pain include:

  • Abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS)
  • Anterior cutaneous entrapment syndrome (ACNES)
  • Visceral abdominal pain syndrome (VAPS)
  • Abdominal migraine.


Dr Gopinath also has an interest in joint and other pain including:

  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Coccygeal pain
  • Post-surgical pain including hernia pain
  • Facet joint pain
  • Shoulder joint pain.
  • Nerve pain (Neuropathic pain) including post amputation phantom pain
  • Shingles (post herpetic neuropathy)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia

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