Dr Tom Bendinger is an Anaesthetic and Pain Medicine Consultant.

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This site is to introduce you to my work in spinal and joint pain, particularly invasive treatment of chronic back pain, neck and knee pain. Conditions such as facetogenic back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease and bulging discs are very common and can be treated with spinal injections or radiofrequency ablation. New fascinating options of knee pain treatment gives you a chance to avoid or delay major knee surgery which in about 20% of patients may increase knee pain even more.

I hope the information you find here will help you to have better understanding of what I might recommend or do for you and why.

Tom Bendinger

Areas of expertise

Dr Bendinger areas of expertise and how he can help you

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Spinal pain

A spinal pain is a very common condition which affects most of people during their life. The most frequent place where it occurs is lower back but it may affect neck as well...

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Spinal pain treatment

Facetogenic pain

Sacroiliac joint pain

Myofacial back pain

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Sciatica and radicular pain of leg or arm is usually caused by nerve irritation/inflammation due to bulging disc. There are many multimodal treatment methods including...

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Knee pain

Ostioarthitis of knee is a common problem which affects most adults. Initial treatment includes physiotherapy and oral analgesics. In more advance situation...

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Other conditions

Persistent post surgical pain

Complex regional pain syndrome, CRPS

Fibromyalgia - wide spread pain

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Dr Tom Bendinger is an Anaesthetic and Pain Medicine Consultant.

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Trained in South Yorkshire and Midlands. He completed Pain Medicine fellowship in Sheffield and obtained Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists qualification by the examination in 2015 (as the only Consultant in South Yorkshire till now). He also achieved European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.

He developed an interest in research and have completed the PhD. His thesis involved investigation of different approaches of analgesia for knee pain after total knee replacement. He mainly practices in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where he is a lead for research in Pain Medicine.

At present he conducts a trial on predictors for successful spinal injections. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed and international journals and has presented on national and international conferences. He is the Honorary Lecturer of Sheffield University.


Lead consultant in Pioneer Healthcare.

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Dr Bendinger is a lead consultant for Pain Medicine Service in Pioneer Healthcare, the company which provides wide range of spinal services including complex neurosurgical procedures. Therefore your case, if needed, can be consulted during Multidisciplinary Team Meeting to establish the best treatment.

Patient's Testimonials

Hear from few of our patients below.


Back pain

I have seen Dr Bendinger in clinic and he was the first person who explained me my back pain condition. I'm very grateful for this as now I understand more and will manage my situation better.



He did a couple injections for me and they worked. I'm very grateful. The injections were not very pleasant but whole team in theatre was very supportive. I felt being looked after. I recommended this doctor to my friends.


Knee pain

I had knee test injection done by Dr Bendinger in NHS hospital. First injection started working just after couple of minutes. It was brilliant. I felt no pain for the first time in a long time. I agreed for next knee procedure which was more painful but it was worth to go through it. I would definitely recommend it.

Contact us

Consulting times

Claremont Hospital, Sheffield

Tuesday evening by appointment only

Please contact Vicky Phillips directly on 01142632136 (option 4) or vicky.phillips@pioneerhealthcare.co.uk to book appointment.

Self-paid patients as well as insured by BUPA, AXA ppp, AVIVA and VitalityHealth are invited.

Claremont Hospital

401 Sandygate Road, Sheffield

S10 5UB


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