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Dr Arul James

Arul James Pain Relief

I am the Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain Medicine & Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine & Anaesthetics at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in the West Midlands, United Kingdom. With a specialised focus on chronic pain, I possess a wealth of expertise in diagnosing and effectively treating a wide range of chronic pain conditions. My foremost priority is providing patient-centred care.


I collaborate closely with each individual to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals. Combining my deep understanding of chronic pain management with a compassionate approach, I strive to create a supportive and empathetic environment for my patients.    


I am dedicated to delivering comprehensive and holistic care that encompasses various aspects of pain management,  including medication management, interventional procedures, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications. By addressing chronic pain's physical and emotional components, I aim to optimise your well-being and restore your ability to engage in daily activities and enjoy life to the fullest. 


A Comprehensive Practical Guide to Mastering Life with Chronic Pain    

Chronic pain affects millions of individuals worldwide, significantly impacting their overall quality of life. In this book, I aim to provide practical guidance and comprehensive solutions to help you conquer chronic pain.  


I have compiled a wealth of information on various aspects of chronic pain management. This book will undoubtedly be a valuable tool not just for those living with chronic pain but also for healthcare professionals, family members and friends who provide support and care to those living with chronic pain.      


Together, we can work towards creating a world where individuals with chronic pain have access to the resources and support needed to better manage their chronic pain and, in turn, maximise their quality of life. 

Treatments offered


Ultrasound-guided injections

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Abdominal pain

  • Occipital headache

  • Hip pain

  • Ankle pain

  • Trigger point injections

  • Scar infiltration


Local anaesthetic infusion 

  • Lidocaine infusion


Medical Cannabis Service for

pain relief

  • Medical Cannabis Prescription


X-ray guided injections

  • Sacro-iliac joint injection & radiofrequency denervation
  • Spine facet joint medial branch injection & radiofrequency denervation
  • Epidural injection
  • Knee genicular nerve injection & radiofrequency denervation

Private Consultations

The Vesey Private Hospital

Unit 3, The Courtyard
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
B75 7BU
Mobile: +44 7904 110 992
Phone: 0121 387 3727

Spire Little Aston Hospital

 Little Aston Hall Dr
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield 
B74 3UP
Phone: 0121 353 2444

* Very helpful

* Very informative

* Excellent consult

* The consultant listened to my journey with pain. Discussed methods to help and is arranging treatment

*Doctor gave me or the information I needed I felt very relaxed with him

* He seemed knowledgeable and understands the urgency of the injections

* listened and explained things

* Dr.James was very professional & informative. I like his suggestions

Listened to what i had to say gave plan moving forward

* Very helpful. Listened to what I had to say. And hopefully deal with my problem. I wasn’t left waiting either .

* Very polote friendly and helpful

* Very thoroughand and clear with information

* The Dr explained everything clearly to me & I felt he really listened. He was also very kind & helpful.


* Superb customer service, polite, friendly and felt listen to and valued.


* Amazing Dr and support worker.

Perfect service and great doctors and nurses

* He listened and explained what was causing my pain so I have a better understanding.


* We thought he was a wonderful Doctor, very professional and friendly, he made me and my mom feel instantly at ease, and he explained everything so thoroughly.


* Very understanding, listened to concerns and was happy to answer questions. Was patient and very knowledgeable. Thank you!


* He was kind, listened and understood my condition. He also prescribed treatments that I think will help in the long run

* Dr James was pleasant and explained everything I needed to know and was most helpful nothing was to much trouble.

* Was put at ease straight away and answered my worries

* Very nice doctor explained every thing and was happy with what I was told very positive with what treatments I would need

* Clearly explained and a plan of care going forward.


* Very happy

Listened carefully and was very reassured

* He is doing something for my back as o other doctors have

* He seemed like he really listened and cared about me.

* Listened, understood what my issues are, and gave realistic and achievable guidance for me

* Excellent when listening and explaining

* He was very helpful

* Was very friendly and listened carefully

* Felt listened to

* Thorough and very informative, helpful

* Most help I’ve had in 2 years with my back and neck pain. Out of all the doctors and specialists I’ve seen, no one has ever physically looked at my back/neck apart from today. Plan in place to reduce my pain. Very happy with today’s appointment. Feeling more optimistic for the future

* He was clear and thorough and made sure I knew what was happening, and the nurse was very helpful

* It was really good to feel that the consultant actually listened . Appointment was on time and staff as always really pleasant and approachable

* Dr James always listens intently to my answers and really knows his job. He's very friendly.

* The doctor was very clear explaining and understanding


* Listening to me, not judging & having a plan going forward


*He was very easy to talk to, listened well to my problems and hopefully has come up with a good plan to help me with my pain


* Made the information understandable & nice manner


* He actually listened to me


* He explained want I should be doing in plan English and what my treatment was going to be


* Gave his opinion to help me


* Finally after 4 years of pain I feel relieved that I’m at last going to get the help I need. Thank you

* Very happy to talking with Doctor

Listened to me with out judgement & made me feel safe, heard & not a burden

* I was listened to. I didn’t feel rushed and felt clear about what the procedure would entail.


* He was very informative about what would happen next in his thoughts to help me.

* All staff were lovely and welcoming and everything explained in detail to calm any nerves or doubts.

* So helpful and kind absolutely beautiful experience as I was in pain. Very professional service and thorough. Very reassuring indeed

* Because I was very comfortable and the doctor and Karen was so good

* Answered all my questions

* Very professional

* Cause I was asked

* Seen very quickly very helpful

* Was straight in for appointment doctor and nurses very friendly everything was explained to me so I understood

* Perfect service and great doctors and nurses


* Very pleasant, explained everything in layman's terms. Realised how much pain I am in and explained what procedures he will carry out.


* Very clear and thorough extremely helpful

* He was very nice and professional

* Dr James was kind caring and very patient. He listened and explained my treatment olan


* He was very understanding and explained everything so I can understand great experience


* We could understand the doctor, and we felt very positive about the new treatment Mr meaney is going to have


* He clearly listened to what I said and he clearly explained all my options. I wasn't rushed and I felt he taken what I said into consideration. Most doctors are very quick to blame things in my weight but he wasn't overly concerned with that and treat me like I was a normal human being. I was very happy with the service I received from him.


* I am very please with Dr James and sincerely thanking to him, he understood my pain and suffering situation and he has given me very appropriate and effective pain management plans so I could manage my pain and suffering little bit easier.


* Very thorough and informative


* Dr James was very welcoming and made me feel at ease. He was very thorough and didn’t leave anything out giving me plenty of time to explain any issues/concerns and address anything of note. He explained what would happen after this appointment and made sure I was aware of everything!

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