Vicky Martin – Testimonial
I would like to share how pleased I am 4 weeks post spinal surgery with Mr Pal. I have had back pain for roughly 6-7 years, however this increased during summer 2017 to the point where i literally struggled to get out of bed or put socks/shoes on. Day to day life was hugely affected. I was referred to Mr Pal who discussed my MRI and CT scan results with me in detail and showed me various scan images of my back. I found this a great help as it became clear why I was in so much pain.
Mr Pal was very thorough and took further X-rays to see the movement in my back. He fully explained my options and I decided to proceed with surgery. Before surgery Mr Pal arranged for me to have 2 injections in my back (facet block & caudal epidural) - these were to see if they improved my pain at all. I had a very positive response to the injections and therefore he was happy that surgery was the right option. I had surgery on 7/12/17 and was very pleased with the care and support I received.
The operation was over 5 hours long and involved fusing vertebrae and replacing a disc with a cage. 24 hours later I was able to get up and walk around the ward and also go up/down stairs, 48 hours post surgery and I was allowed home!! Recovery so far has been great, so much so that 2 weeks post op I didn't need to take any further pain killers (which I have been on for the last 6 years). The pain I had before has gone. I still have a long way to go and lots of physio to do but I am so pleased I went for the surgery option. I am very grateful to Mr Pal for all his help.