"Cortisone and medial branch nerve block..this..."

About: The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust / Pain Management

I have struggled with spinal pain for more than 30 years, I have had cortisone and medial branch nerve block and it has transformed my life. I was unable to sit for more than 10 minutes, I was unable to walk for long periods of time, the stiffness especially during the night and when rising was mostly unbearable, I suffered with regular intense flare-ups a few of them ending up in A & E! Since having these injections I have hardly had any flare-ups, I can sit and walk much more than I could have done for many years and the stiffness has eased and I have increased flexibility.

I can' without doubt recommend this form of treatment as it has simply been life-changing for me. I am sure because I have continued to exercise throughout the process this has helped with the overall outcome but I can honestly say my lower-back has never felt better in my life.

My consultant is very warm, understanding and informative and his work is nothing but amazing.... thank you (I have been a patient of the pain clinic for some years and the whole team are a credit to the NHS) I would be more than happy to speak to anyone about my experiences with pain and the Walton Centre.

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Response from The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your kind and inspiring feedback, which we really appreciate. It is so pleasing to read about how the treatment you have received has transformed your life. We are proud of our staff and delighted to read about how well they have looked after you.

We will share your feedback with staff, but if there are any staff in particular you would like us to share your praise with, you can pass on their names to our Patient Experience Team at patientexperienceteam@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk or 0151 556 3090/91

We would love to take you up on your offer to discuss your experiences in more detail. If you contact our Patient Experience Team they can discuss this with you.

Thank you very much again

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