Dr Anthony Ordman


Consultant In Pain Medicine

Dr Anthony Ordman is a senior, full-time specialist in pain medicine. He founded the Royal Freeโ€™s pain management service in 1997 and developed it over the years. This service includes the highly regarded chronic pain clinic with its specialist, multidisciplinary team to help patients with pain and the extra difficulties pain can bring. He also set up Royal Free Hospitalโ€™s acute pain service to help those with post-surgical and trauma pain.

About Dr Anthony Ordman

Dr Ordman looks after patients with pain caused by widespread conditions, including spinal, musculoskeletal and nerve pain, post-surgical and trauma pain, and some cancer-related pain. He has a special interest in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), pancreatic pain, and sciatica after spinal surgery.

Dr Ordman also specialises in pain management for rehabilitation and functional restoration after injury or serious illness, and after CSF leak.

Clinical profile

Dr Anthony Ordman works in his private pain medicine practice to help patients who are suffering from painful conditions such as fibromyalgia, spinal pain, cancer-related pain and unexplained pain. He offers a truly holistic approach to help the person who is in pain, listening carefully to everything they have to say and tailoring their care to meet their needs and wishes.

He works closely with specialist physiotherapists and health psychologists and is one of the UKโ€™s most experienced prescribers in specialist pain medicines.

Dr Ordman is expert in the use of specialist pain medications and in carrying out interventional pain relief techniques such as epidurals and nerve blocks. He takes a special interest in carrying out coeliac plexus blocks for severe pancreatic pain and Racz catheter neurolysis for persistent sciatica after spinal surgery.

He firmly believes that an individualised, patient-centred approach is important for each person and understands how to help with the low mood and exhaustion that long-term pain can bring.

He is past president of the pain section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Heโ€™s the senior medical advisor in pain medicine to the Royal Society of Musicians and a senior doctor at the British Society of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).

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Hospital Locations

Hadley Wood Hospital


Pain Medicine

Procedures offered

Dr Ordman can help patients who are suffering from:

  • Spinal and neck pain
  • Persistent pain after spinal surgery
  • Nerve pain
  • Pain after surgery or injury
  • Cancer-related pain Palliative care
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Shingles pain Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pancreatic pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain related to hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatological and arthritis pain
  • Mystery and unexplained pains, and many more

Clinical interests

Management of acute and long-term pain problems of all sorts, even when the cause or diagnosis is not yet clear.

Research interests

Improvements in medical management of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) resistant to physiotherapy alone.

Dr Anthony Ordman, Consultant In Pain Medicine is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London