Dr Abrahams was appointed as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in February 2004, following a Fellowship in Pain Medicine based at St Bartholomew's in London.
He is Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Dr Abrahams was a Lead Clinician for the Pain Service at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for many years but, since 2017, he was appointed as Clinical Director of Musculoskeletal Services at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with responsibility for the management of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Pain Services in Cambridge. He maintains a significant clinical role, based predominately at the NHS Pain Service at CUH, but also runs a clinic along with consultant colleagues in pain and palliative medicine at the local Hospice for patients with intractable cancer pain.
Dr Abrahams manages all chronic pain conditions in his clinical practice but has a particular interest in the management of spinal pain conditions, including neck and back pain, as well as muscular and nerve pain conditions associated with spinal pathology. He runs the neuromodulation service at Cambridge along with colleagues in Pain Medicine and Neurosurgery, and regularly inserts spinal cord stimulator devices for patients with severe nerve pain conditions.
Dr Abrahams is highly experienced in interventional techniques for the management of chronic pain conditions but uses these, when appropriate, in a holistic approach in conjunction with instruction in pain management techniques, working closely with specialist physiotherapists and colleagues to offer a comprehensive pain service.
Symptoms and conditions
- Pain management;
- Chronic pain conditions
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Radicular pain
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Pelvic pain
- Muscular pain conditions
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic headache
- Persistent postoperative pain
- Scar pain
- CRPS; complex regional pain syndrome
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
Dr Abrahams enjoys sports and tries to keep fit by running to and from work at Addenbrooke's Hospital whenever he can. Dr Abrahams describes himself as a good skier, a dreadful golfer and, more recently, has developed an interest in rock climbing, much to the horror of his family. Although largely self-taught, Dr Abrahams plays the piano at quite a high level.
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Mark Abrahams at Nuffield Health
- MRI scan
- Epidural injection for pain relief
- Pain clinic
- Facet joint injections
- Nerve blocks
- International Association for the Study of Pain
- Anglian Pain Society
- British Medical Association
- Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
- Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists
- The International Neuromodulation Society
Other posts held
- Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management/Medicine, Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital Cambridge
- Clinical Director Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Insurers Dr Mark Abrahams works with
Dr Mark Abrahams works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Freedom Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Dr Mark Abrahams does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Mark Abrahams does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Mark Abrahams does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.