Lesley Hodgson – Testimonial
I’ve been suffering with back and leg pain for over 2 years. I’ve been in physio on and off for this period of time, and I’ve had a steroid injection in my back which did nothing to help my symptoms. I’m 35 and extremely active. I love to run, cycle, hike, swim and go to the gym and do all of those on a daily basis. My back pain has really restricted the amount I can enjoy those activities over the last 2 years and has stopped me from running completely which is devastating, I’ve previously run 2 marathons and have really missed this part of my life.
After a 3rd round of physio failed to get me back in my trainers, I was referred for an MRI scan and then onto Mr Pal for a consultation. I was really concerned about the idea of surgery initially since my recovery is critical to get me back to my active lifestyle, I really didn’t want any long lasting effects. Mr Pal explained that he was confident I’d get back to my old lifestyle and recommended the least invasive type of surgery with the expectation of full recovery. It wasn’t without risk but I was confident the risks were minimal under his care.
The surgery wasn’t bad, I was out of my bed a few hours after waking up. I was back and pottering around my house in less than 24 hours. No side effects and the pain is significantly less than the pain I’ve been suffering with for 2 years. The old pain has gone completely which is frankly incredible, I keep tensing and bracing myself for pain which never happens. Honestly this will change my life and I can’t wait to lace up my trainers again! Thank you so much!