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Department of Pain Management, KIMS

Department of Pain Management & Palliative Care Medicine in the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), KIIT Deemed University is providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care for managing various chronic, and intractable pain conditions.

The department is run by Dr. Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, who has 2-years of Advanced Pain Management Fellowship training at University of Toronto, Canada. Furthermore, Dr. Sahoo is the ONLY pain specialist in India to have “two musculoskeletal ultrasound diplomas” for diagnosis and management of various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain syndromes like shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, soft tissue pain and nerve-related pain conditions.

The department follows the “bio-psycho-social model” of pain assessment and consists of a team of doctors and other support staffs including physical and occupational therapist, clinical psychologist, nurses and other specialist doctors.

Our Pain Specialist : Dr. Rajendra Kumar Sahoo

  • Fellowship in Pain Medicine (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Fellowship in Palliative Care (IAPC)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Diploma (USA)

Pain Conditions We Treat :

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Slip disc and Sciatica
  • Coccydynia
  • Joint Pain & Arthritis
  • Nerve-pain or Neuropathic pain
  • Headache, Facial Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex regional pain syndromes, Fibromyalgia
  • Persistent Post-Surgical Pain
  • Tendinopathies and other soft tissue pain

Services We Provide :

  • Thorough and detailed assessment
  • Bedside Diagnostic Ultrasound assessment in OPD for accurate diagnosis & confirmation
  • Ultrasound guided procedures of major joints, tendon, bursae and soft tissue like trigger finger, tenosynovitis, plantar fasciitis etc.
  • Ultrasound guided nerve block and nerve hydrodissection in carpal tunnel syndromes and other entrapment neuropathies.
  • Ultrasound guided PRP therapy
  • Ultrasound guided shoulder rotator cuff procedures and hydrodilation for frozen shoulder
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Regenerative therapy like Platelet rich plasma and growth factor
  • Facet joint, SI joint injections and Radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Epidural adhesiolysis
  • Selective nerve root block
  • Cervical epidural injections
  • Sympathetic blocks and neurolysis like Stellate, Celiac, Hypogastric and Ganglion Impar blocks
  • Intrathecal drug delivery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Discography

Publications and Research :


  1.  Bhatia A, Sahoo RK. Book review. Waldman’s Comprehensive Atlas of Diagnostic Ultrasound of Painful Conditions. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2017; 124:2084.
  2.  Nair AS, Sahoo RK. Implications of pass-over brachial plexus. Anesth Essays Res 2017.
  3.  Sahoo RK, Nair AS. Ultrasound guided transverse abdominis plane block for anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. Korean J Pain 2015; 28:284-6.
  4.  Nair AS, Sahoo RK, Ganapathy M, Mudunuri RK. Ultrasound guided blocks for surgeries/procedures involving chest wall (Pecs 1, 2 and serratus plane block). Anaesth, Pain and Intensive Care 2015; 19:348-51.
  5.  Sahoo RK, Nair AS, Kulkarni V, Mudunuri R. Anaesthetic consideration in a patient with giant bilateral lung bullae with severe respiratory compromise. Saudi J of Anaesthesia 2015; 9:493-4.
  6.  Nair AS, Kulkarni V, Verma S, Sahoo RK, Reddy PR. One lung ventilation in a patient with tracheostomy. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2015; 1(2):1-2.
  7.  Nair AS, Macherla G, Sahoo RK, Verma S. Electrocardiographic changes after lung resection: Case report and brief review. Anesth Essays Res 2015; 9:263-5.
  8.  Sahoo RK, Nair AS. Ultrasound guided injection for plantar fasciitis: efficacy and review of the literature. Saudi J of Anaesthesia 2016; 10 (4):440-3.
  9.  Sahoo RK, Jagannathan B, Palanichamy G, Nair AS. Management of perioperative anticoagulation in a patient with protein ‘C’ deficiency and multiple comorbidities for spinal surgery. Anaesth Pain and Intensive Care 2015; 19:495-8.
  10.  Dash SK, Kulkarni V, Sahoo RK, Macherla G, Ravikiran M. Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension Induced Thrombocytopenia - A Case Report. J Pulm Respir Med 2016; 6:322.
  11.  Sahoo RK, Joshi M, Joshi SD, Rao U. Treatment of bilateral refractory saphenous nerve entrapment neuropathy with pulsed radiofrequency. Anaesth Pain & Intensive Care 2018;22(1):109-111.
  12.  Dhar S, Sahoo RK, Khan ZH, Majumder SKD, Parida DK. Occipital neuralgia in lung carcinoma: A rare clinical scenario case report. Arch Oncol 2018; 24 (1):10-11.
  13.  Sahoo RK, Nair AS, Badole UR, Kar R, Jadon A. Role of regional analgesic techniques in ICU. Anaesth Pain & Intensiv Care 2018;22 Suppl 1:S73-S82.
  14.  Sahoo RK, Krishna C, Kumar M, Nair AS. Genicular nerve block for postoperative pain relief after total knee replacement. Saudi J Anaesth 2020;14: 235-7.
  15.  Sahoo R, Nair A. Implanted peripheral nerve stimulator- Another weapon for managing pain. Saudi J Anaesth 2020; 14:267-9.
  16.  Sahoo RK, Peng PWH, Sharma SK. Ultrasound-guided hydrodissection for Baxter’s neuropathy secondary to plantar fasciitis: A case report. A A Pract 2020;14:e01339.
  17.  Sahoo RK, Galluccio F, Chang K, Perez MF. Indications and future perspectives of a minimally invasive ultrasound-guided double-needle joint lavage. J Medical Ultrasound 2020;XX:XX-XX. (DOI: 10.4103/JMU-120-20
  18.  Sahoo RK, Das G, Pathak L, Dutta D, Roy C, Bhatia A. Cryoneurolysis of Innervation to Sacroiliac Joints: Technical Description and Initial Results-A Case Series. A A Pract. 2021 Mar 30;15(4):e01427. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001427. PMID: 33783380
  19.  Sahoo RK, Jadon A, Nair A, Giri D, Ahmed A, Kar R. Superficial peroneal nerve entrapment neuropathy and role of pulsed radiofrequency neuromodulation. Agri 2021;00(0):00–00 doi: 10.14744/agri.2021.82856
  20.  Rodrigues AT, Altinpulluk EY, Sahoo RK, et al. Beyond the Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) Block: A Narrative Review. Accepted in Turkish J Anaesthesiology & Reanimation.


  1. Sahoo RK, Jagannathan B, Palanichamy G, Natarajan V. Anaesthetic consideration in patients with Gorham’s syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. Ind J Anaesth 2012; 56:391-3.
  2. Sahoo RK, Dash SK, Raut PS, Badole UR, Upasani CB. Perioperative anaesthetic management of patients with Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy for Noncardiac surgery: A case series. Ann Card Anaesth 2010; 13:253-6.
  3. Nair AS, Sahoo RK. Efficacy of memantine hydrochloride in neuropathic pain. Indian J Palliat Care 2019;25:161-2.
  4. Jadon A, Sahoo R et al. Acute foot drop due to Piriformis Syndrome managed with Pulsed Radiofrequency: A Case Report. J Recent Adv Pain 2019;5(1): 24-26.
  5. Sahoo RK et al. Stellate ganglion block as rescue therapy in refractory electrical storm. Ann Card Anesth 2020; Oct-Dec issue DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_168_19
  6. Nair AS, Sahoo R. “Actipatch: Can it be a tool to empower chronic pain patients?” Indian J Palliat Care 2020;26:392-3.
  7. Sahoo RK, Kar R, Patel R, Kumar M, Giri D, Biswas M, et al. Pectoral-intercostal fascial plane block in chronic post-sternotomy pain. Ann Card Anaesth 2020 DOI:10.4103/aca.ACA_62_20.
  8. Sahoo RK, Kar R, Patel R, Jadon A. Low back pain from Bertolotti’s syndrome: A not so uncommon aetiology. Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:729-31.
  9. Sahoo RK, Matche P, Lawange SA, Khanna S, et al. Ultrasound in Pain and Musculoskeletal Interventions: A Nation-wide survey of Practicing Pain Physicians. Indian J Pain 2020;34:164-70.
  10. Sahoo RK, Jadon A, Sharma SK, Nair AS. Pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block for hip fractures: Another weapon in the armamentarium of anaesthesiologists. J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol 2021; 37(2):295-296.
  11. Sahoo RK, Jadon A, Sharma SK, Peng PWH. Pericapsular Nerve Group (PENG) Block Provides Excellent Analgesia in Hip Fractures and Positioning for Spinal Anaesthesia: A Prospective Cohort Study. Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:898-900.
  12. Sahoo RK, Jadon A, Dey S, Surange PN. COVID-19 and its impact on pain management practices: a nation-wide survey of Indian pain physicians. Indian J Anaesth 2020;64:1067-73.
  13. Sahoo RK, Peng PWH. Role of ultrasound in chronic pain management (review article). Indian J Pain 2020;34:151-9.
  14. Dey S, Rath SK, Surange P, Sahoo R, Sharma G, Dev P. Pain physicians’ perspectives on chronic pain management during COVID-19 pandemic: An online survey. Indian J Pain 2020;34:171-4.
  15. Jadon A, Ahmad A, Sahoo RK, Sinha N, Chakraborty S, Bakshi A. Efficacy of transmuscular quadratus lumborum block in the multimodal regimen for postoperative analgesia after total laparoscopic hysterectomy; a prospective randomised double blinded study. Indian J Anaesth. 2021;65(5):362-368.
  16. Sahoo RK, Jadon A, Satapathy GC, Sahu L. Flank pain from postherpetic neuralgia and role of erector spinae plane block. Indian J Pain 2021;35:181-2.
  17. Jadon A, Mohsin K, Sahoo RK, Chakraborty S, Sinha N, Bakshi A. Comparison of supra-inguinal fascia iliaca versus pericapsular nerve block for ease of positioning during spinal anaesthesia: A randomized double-blinded trial. Indian J Anaesth 2021;65:572-78.
  18. Sahoo RK. Phantom Limb Pain- Mechanism and Evidence based management. International J Regional Anaesthesia 2021 (Review article)
  19. Sahu L, Behera SK, Satapathy GC, Saxena S, Priyadarshini S, Sahoo RK. Comparision of analgesic efficacy of erector spinae and oblique subcostal transverse abdominis plane block in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research 2021;15(9):UC09-UC13.

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