Dr Murli Krishna



GMC number: 5198197

Practising since: 1998


Pain Management Anaesthesia

Consultation times

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 12:30
  • Thursday 08:00 - 12:30
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Dr Krishna is a Consultant in Pain Medicine in Bristol. He has trained in anaesthesia and has successfully completed a fellowship in pain medicine in the UK.

Dr Krishna is committed to a career in pain medicine. The issues of pain assessment and management captured Dr Krishna's attention early on in his medical career, when he realised the high prevalence and constant under treatment of pain in the hospitals and the community. Though pain is considered to be the 5th vital sign, the adverse consequences of inadequately managed pain continue to be ignored by the majority of health care professionals. Dr Krishna is committed to improving the pain and suffering of patients with chronic pain.

Dr Krishna has a wide range of experience in treating patients with chronic pain. He currently treats more than 800 new patients annually and deals with a wide range of chronic pain conditions. His specialist interests include back pain, neuropathic pain and interventional pain treatments including radiofrequency and pulsed radiofrequency

Dr Krishna firmly believes in the holistic approach of pain management, one that focuses not only on pain relief but also the functional and emotional wellbeing of the patient. He is a great advocate of patient empowerment through patient education and considers clinical consultation to be a partnership based on effective communication and collaboration between the patient and the doctor.

Personal interests

Dr Krishna’s time away from work belongs to his kids and his wife. He enjoys cooking, photography, web designing and fast cars. He is also a keen traveller.

Dr Krishna is a member of Concern an international organisation involved in rehabilitation of the underprivileged in developing countries.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Murli Krishna at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Pain clinic
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Guanethidine block injections
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Nerve blocks
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

Locations Dr Murli Krishna works with

Related experience


  • Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Pain Medicine, Southmead Hospital

Insurers Dr Murli Krishna works with

Dr Murli Krishna works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Murli Krishna does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Murli Krishna does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Murli Krishna does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.