"Chronic pain after back surgery"

About: William Harvey Hospital / Ear, Nose and Throat William Harvey Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Two years ago this July I went in and had a double discectomy.

There were complications cutting the nerves from the calcified discs which in turn has ruined my life. I suffer with chronic pain through my back and my right leg.

I have lost top range of hearing in my right ear which I also have tinnitus in. I am awaiting to be fitted with a hearing aid now.

I feel they have palmed me off to the chronic pain clinic, saying there is nothing more they can do for me.

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Response from Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse + Director of Quality + Operations, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for providing feedback and I am sorry that you are experiencing chronic pain. If you would like to talk to someone about your concerns, please email me on Julie.pearce1@nhs.net and I will see what we can do.

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