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Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

Consultant Pain Physician
Specialist: Pain Physician

About Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is a certified pain management doctor from Chennai, India. He is one of the dedicated, full-time spine and pain physicians from Tamil Nadu. He is the Director and Pain consultant in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic in Adyar, Chennai.

He is also the Interventional Pain Management consultant in Apollo Hospitals, VS Hospital, and Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai. He finished his MD in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, MNG, Manipal Academy. He went on to do his DNB and Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) from Aesculap Academy, Germany.

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is the first pain physician to clear the exam and qualify as a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) (WIP, USA) from south India in 2009. He is an experienced physician in treating Back pain, disc herniation/sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, knee arthritis, joint pains, headaches/ migraine, nerve-related pain, cancer pain, and palliation.

He provides treatment through medications, pain interventions like injections, RF ablations, PRP injections, botox injections, neurolytic blocks, etc, besides physical therapy and good rehab. Patients who want to avoid open spine or joint replacement surgeries can consider pain management options.

Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan performs all pain interventions through fluoroscopic /ultrasound image guidance. All treatments are scientific, allopathic, and evidence-based to maintain the highest standards of safety and accuracy.

Besides treating patients with pain, he also trains junior doctors in pain interventions through his interventional pain courses. He is a regular speaker at national and international pain conferences.

He is the Secretary of the Indian Society for the Study of Pain in Tamil Nadu and also an international examiner of FIPP examinations. He works with his team members Drs Vanmathy, KP Kosygan, and Vidhyasagar in the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic.


M.B.B.S : Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 2001

MD (Anaesthesiology) : Kasturba Medical College, 2006

DNB (Anaesthesia) : Obstetrics &Gynecology - National Board of Examinations,
New Delhi, 2013

FIPM : Aesculap Academy, Germany, 2009

FIPP : World Institute of Pain (USA), 2009

Fellowships Awarded

  • Gold Medallist During MBBS – 2000
  • Best Scientific Paper – KISACON 2005 – 2005
  • Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP, USA) – 2009


20+ Years


Spine and Pain Specialist, Pain Management Specialist


Sports Medicine, Migraine Specialist, Lower Back Pain, Joint Pain Back Pain Specialist, Knee Pain Specialist, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia Specialist, Lumbago, Back pain without surgery, Pain Management Counseling, Spine Surgery, Sports Injury Treatment / Management, Spine Mobilization, Arthritis and Pain Management, Chronic Pain Treatment, Radiofrequency Neurotomy, Frozen shoulder Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy for Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Hand Pain Treatment, Headache Management, Hip, Ankle, Knee Injury, RF Neurotomy, Knee care, Spondylosis, Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Botox Injections, Ozone Injections, Sciatica non surgical treatment, Muscle Pain Skeleton System, Numbness & Tingling PRP Injections, Fluoroscopy guided procedures, Image Guided Procedures, Plantar Fascitis, Cancer Pain Management, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Neck Pain Treatment, Back Pain Physiotherapy, Fibromyalgia Treatment, Heat Therapy, Hip Pain Treatment, Spinal Diseases, Chemonucleolysis, Spine Injury, Epidural And Spinal Anesthesia, Spinal Disorders, Treatment Athletes, Podiatry Sports, Strengthening Excercise, Balance Exercises, Ozone Nucleolysis, Postural Training, Selective Nerve Root Injections, Neuromodulation, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Functional Exercises, Facial Pain Treatment, T M Joint pain treatment, Back pain Treatment, Coccydynia Treatment, Sacro Iliac Joint Problems, Transforaminal nerve root injections, Intrathecal pumps, Back Pain Treatment, Spine, Back Physio, Knee Pain Treatment, Knee, Knee Pain Physiotherapy, Neck Pain Physiotherapy, Neuro, Muscle Relaxing Injections, Muscle release, Muscle, Head, Migraine Treatment, Joint Pain Treatment, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Frozen Shoulder Treatment, Shoulder, Arthritis Management, Arthritis Physiotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment, Peripheral Nerve