Dr Stephen Humble is a consultant and honorary senior lecturer at Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London. His principle specialist focus is interventional techniques for the treatment spinal pain and he has performed thousands of epidurals and other spinal procedures over the last 16 years or so. He qualified in medicine at the University of Aberdeen in 2000 and trained in major centres in both Scotland and Australia. In addition, he completed a MSc from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 and a PhD in neuroscience in 2012.
Dr Humble was featured on the BBC1 Programme ‘Health: Truth of Scare’ and has published numerous medical and scientific papers in high-level journals and spoken about his work at many conferences and meetings.
His specialist interests include the management of neuropathic pain as well as local anaesthetic and steroid injections for joint pain and spinal pain. He has published numerous medical and scientific papers in high-level journals and spoken about his work at many conferences and meetings. Through his research he has adopted cutting edge techniques that are only performed by a small number of specialised doctors such as radiofrequency therapy for spinal pain and nerve entrapment syndromes as well as capsaicin patch therapy for painful peripheral neuropathy. Dr Humble is also a medicolegal expert witness for the courts and has advised on a number of complex cases related to his area of work.
Dr Humble is registered with all the main insurance companies and is a member of numerous professional organisations such as the Spinal Intervention Society, Harley Academy, International Association for the Study of Pain, British Pain Society, London Pain Forum, Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Associate Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine RCoA, British Medical Association, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy and the Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland.
Humble SR Mitochondrial dysfunction in diabetic neuropathy may be involved in the development of neuropathic pain via a reduction in neurosteroid synthesis. F1000 Research 2017 In Press
Kailainathan P, Humble S, Dawson H, Cameron, F, Gokani S, Lidder G. 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 2017 In Press
Humble SR The global year against pain after surgery Expert Witness Institute Magazine Mar 2017
Humble S, Smith D, Bhaskar A. Apps, bots and Wearables: the future is here at present. Pain News Dec 2016 Vol 14(4) 173-176
Humble SR Neurosteroids are reduced in diabetic neuropathy and may be associated with the development of neuropathic pain F1000 Research 2016, 5:1923 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.9034.1)
Humble SR Chronic postsurgical pain and consent Expert Witness Institute Magazine Aug 2016
Smith D, Humble S, Bhaskar A. Social media for professionals in Pain Medicine – Part 2: the good, the bad and the ugly. Pain News June 2016 Vol 14(2) 64-67
Humble SR What is a Pain Medicine Specialist Expert Witness Institute Magazine Mar 2016
Smith D, Humble S, Bhaskar A. Social media for professionals in Pain Medicine – an introduction and Twitter Pain News Mar 2016 Vol 14(1) 24-27
Humble S, Li L, Dalton A. Author’s reply to the comment by Chow. Eur J Pain. 2015 Nov;19(10):1564. doi: 10.1002/ejp.772
Humble SR 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 2015;351:h3942
Humble SR, Dalton A, Li L A systematic review of therapeutic interventions to reduce acute and chronic post-surgical pain after amputation, thoracotomy or mastectomy. Eur J Pain. 2015 Apr; 19(4):451-65. doi: 10.1002/ejp.567