Dr Tony Hammond
Dr Tony Hammond is an experienced Physician Rheumatologist with particular expertise in interventional spinal pain management, leading the UK in the treatment spinal disc pain. He treats RA, SLE, OA, gout, FMS, back and neck pain, sciatica, whiplash, trapped nerve, slipped disc, discogenic pain, Disc-FX, Coblation, APRP.
Back pain injections
Many back problems do not require surgical intervention; they frequently resolve with rest, physiotherapy, and anti-inflammatory medication.
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Back and neck pain
Back and neck pain is a common condition that can seriously affect your quality of life.
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Dr Tony Hammond, is a senior Physician, Rheumatologist and Specialist in minimally invasive spinal pain management. In addition to a wealth of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Immune Rheumatic diseases and arthritis, he has developed unique insights and advanced treatments for common, but usually neglected, spinal pain problems resulting from damage to intervertebral discs.
Having trained in Bristol, Bath and London including St Bart’s, The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, he served as Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England for 20 years
He has a Doctorate in the Immunology of SLE, has written almost 50 scientific papers, contributed to and designed numerous clinical trials and remains active in teaching and research. He is a Spinal Intervention Society (SIS) instructor in Interventional Spinal Pain Management techniques.
Dr Hammond takes part in forums, like London Pain Forum, British Pain Society British Society for Rheumatology and Spinal Intervention Society.
Dr Hammond is 'in press' in the British Pain Society, Pain News, with the results of a 100-patient outcome study of the results of DISC-FX treatment in chronic back pain. These are the results of everyday care in Dr Hammond’s clinic amongst the first 100 sequential cases treated with the new DISC-FX disc decompression system.
This is the largest series of such cases in the world literature. Patients had suffered an average 5 years of pain with many over 10 and one up to 40 years. These results represent high grades of successful outcome in cases which had been seen by numerous clinicians over many years without effective diagnosis and treatment. Published literature shows benefits are stable long-term. For more information, please get in contact via The London Clinic.
Dr Tony Hammond is available for video consultations via our Connect video call service.
- Interventional spinal pain management
- Intervertebral disc-related back pain and sciatica
- Interventional joint pain management
- Regenerative medicine
- Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
The London Spine Clinic at The London Clinic
Spinal Intervention Society Instructor
Year qualified 1980
Edinburgh 1973 - 1980
Authors: Corresponding Author: Chandrupatla DMSH, Molthoff CFM, Ritesma IGR, Vos, R, Elsof E, Matsutama T, Low PS, Musters RJP, Hammond A, Windhorst AD, Lamertsma AA, van der Laken CJ, Braands R, Jansen G.
Mini-micro discectomy by DISC-FX appears effective for chronic back and leg pain in daily clinical practice
Authors: Anthony Hammond
Year: May 2017
Published by: Abstract No: WCMISST17-1024 Paris
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Inadequate Response to Oral MTX Maintain Satisfactory Disease Control and Durable Long-term Response When Switched to SC MTX
Year: November 2014
Published by: ACR