Dr Stephen Humble



GMC number: 4696458

Practising since: 2000



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Dr Humble is a Consultant in Interventional Spinal Medicine and has treated thousands of patients with spinal disorders such as back pain, sciatica and neck pain. Having gained his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Aberdeen, his postgraduate training in anaesthesia and pain medicine was undertaken in Scotland and Australia.

He achieved his Master’s (MSc) in Pain Management in 2010 at the University of Edinburgh and in 2012, attended the University of Dundee adding a PhD in Neuroscience. Dr Humble is a consultant and honorary senior lecturer at Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals. Dr Humble was featured on the BBC One programme ‘Health: Truth or Scare’ and has published numerous medical and scientific papers in high-level journals and spoken about his work at many conferences and meetings. 


  • X-Ray guided Local anaesthetic and steroid injections for spinal and joint pain
  • Management of neuropathic (nerve) pain 
  • Back and neck pain
  • Ultrasound-guided joint injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Qutenza patch therapy
  • Cancer and chemotherapy pain

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Treatments and tests offered by Dr Stephen Humble at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Spinal anaesthetic
  • Pain clinic
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Dorsal root ganglion block

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Related experience


  • Humble, S R (2017) Mitochondrial dysfunction in diabetic neuropathy may be involved in the development of neuropathic pain via a reduction in neurosteroid synthesis. F1000 Research, in press
  • Kailainathan P, Humble S, Dawson H, Cameron, F, Gokani S, Lidder G. (2017) A national survey of pain clinics within the United Kingdom and Ireland focusing on the multidisciplinary team and the incorporation of the extended nursing role. British Journal of Pain, in press
  • Humble SR (2017) The global year against pain after surgery. Expert Witness Institute Magazine, March
  • Humble S, Smith D, Bhaskar A (2016) Apps, bots and Wearables: the future is here at present. Pain News Dec, Vol 14(4) 173-6
  • Humble SR (2016) Neurosteroids are reduced in diabetic neuropathy and may be associated with the development of neuropathic pain. F1000 Research, 5:1923 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.9034.1)
  • Humble SR (2016) Chronic post-surgical pain and consent. Expert Witness Institute Magazine, Aug
  • Smith D, Humble S, Bhaskar A. (2016) Social media for professionals in pain medicine – Part 2: the good, the bad and the ugly. Pain News, June, Vol 14(2) 64-67
  • Humble SR (2016) What is a pain medicine specialist. Expert Witness Institute Magazine, Mar
  • Smith D, Humble S, Bhaskar A (2016)  Social media for professionals in pain medicine – an introduction and Twitter. Pain News Mar, Vol 14(1) 24-27
  • Humble S, Li L, Dalton A (2015)  Author's reply to the comment by Chow. Eur J Pain, Nov;19(10):1564. doi: 10.1002/ejp.772
  • Humble SR (2015) Could hot chilli pepper consumption reduce the prevalence of chronic pain? Rapid Response to Lv et al., Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study. BMJ;351:h3942 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3942
  • Humble SR, Dalton A, Li L (2015) A systematic review of therapeutic interventions to reduce acute and chronic post-surgical pain after amputation, thoracotomy or mastectomy. Eur J Pain, Apr; 19(4):451-65. doi: 10.1002/ejp.567


  • Spine Intervention Society
  • Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
  • Associate Fellow Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Associate Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine RCoA
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • British Pain Society
  • European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland
  • Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • London Pain Forum
  • Scottish Society of Anaesthetists

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Stephen Humble works with

Dr Stephen Humble works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Stephen Humble has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

Dr Humble has a financial interest in Harley Street Specialist Hospital. <Details required>

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

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