"Pain clinic."

About: Stobhill Hospital / Pain management

(as the patient),

Two years ago I was referred to the pain clinic. I have a prolapsed disc and I wanted a epidural injection in my spine which on a previous occasion had given me some relief.

A doctor administered this. He struck the bone once and a nerve twice and eventually placed the injection in the wrong place. Immediately after this process I complained of a numbness in my right leg.

The date of the procedure was May 2011 and I still have numbness. Additionally now I notice that I am losing muscle in my leg and there is gradual weakening.

I have complained about this to NHS and also to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. They have concluded that I have been unfortunate.

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Response from Paul Cannon, Head of Administration, Acute Services Division, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to provide your feedback.

I am sorry that this posting was not acknowledged at the time, we had a break in our use of Patient Opinion, but we have now resumed doing so, and I thought it was still important to at least acknowledge your posting.


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