PAMIR stands for painless by assessment, medication, interventions and rehabilitation in the treatment of pain conditions

Pain Doctor St Josephs Hospital in Newport

Who is Dr Ivanova-Stoilova?

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova holds a double accreditation as a Consultant Anaesthetist and a Consultant in Pain Medicine.

She was one of the first consultants in Wales to devote her clinical skills to Pain Medicine full time.

As a speciality, Pain Medicine appealed to her because of thorough knowledge of basic science, anatomy, physiology, excellent procedural skills, keeping abreast of the newest advances in medical and surgical specialities, application of assessment skills for physical and psychological signs and knowledge of complimentary therapies.

Having mastered all of these, she combines her medical expertise with empathy, coaching and supporting her patients through all the stages of their pain condition.

She wholeheartedly is doing her best to help her patients live their lives well by managing their condition that may be life-long.


Pain is always a personal experience that is influenced to varying degrees by biological, psychological, and social factors. Here are just some of the common severe, recurrent or chronic pain conditions that we treat, although the list is not exhaustive.

Degenerative spinal disc disease
Low back pain with or without leg pain
Medically unexplained back and leg pain
Joint pain after trauma, inflammation and degenerative disease
Whiplash injuries
Cancer pain
Male and female pelvic pain
Pain in pregnancy
Head and facial pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Peripheral neuropathic pain caused by nerve injury, diabetes, chemotherapy, shingles

Central neuropathic pain caused by stroke, spinal cord injury or inflammation or cauda equina
Pain in survivors of critical illness, including Long COVID
Pain after sports injuries
Post-surgical pain – after hernia repair, after surgery on abdominal organs, chest, after hip and knee replacements
Intractable angina pain
Abdominal pain due to irritable bowel, pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis.
Foot and leg pain due to deformities, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease
Pain in rare conditions – Erythromelalgia, Neurofibromatosis

Treatments we offer

Complex pain needs complex management. My work is multidisciplinary and comprehensive and will include diagnosis, medication corrections, psychological support, all interventional procedures under guidance of X-ray, ultrasound or not, physical rehabilitation, home exercise program, diet and wellbeing advice, coaching and coping strategies.


“Words cannot express my gratitude for a lifetime of wonderful care, your gentle sympathy advice support and compassion”

EW, 2021
Severe generalised osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, spinal claudication

“Thank you very much for always being so thoughtful and caring”

CW, 2020
Slipped intervertebral disc with severe sciatica

“Thank you for all your care and support”

RM, 2020
Fibromyalgia and chronic shoulder pain

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