"Pain Clinic"

About: North Middlesex Hospital

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I would like to thank the consultant and his team for offering the opportunity and benefits administered to me using acupuncture.

Six years ago I had a successful total thyroidectomy. But, as a result, I was left in constant pain in my neck, chest and right arm.

This obviously hindered me in my job and in my daily life. I was on pain killers with restricted movements as a result of the pain. I found I was not able to socialise or do much else as I found that movements were often too painful.

Following discussions with my surgeon and GP, I was referred to the Pain Clinic where I was able to receive acupuncture in 2008 and again in 2010. It was then I was able to experience pain-free days and nights - the benefits of acupuncture has allowed me to live a full life once again.

My final consultation on 8 November 2012, has seen that I have now had 2 years pain-free, I no longer need to be seen for pain.

I am now a firm advocate of acupuncture. It is vital such a Clinic is available to many on the NHS as it really does work.

Once again, thank you to my consultant and team.

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Response from Layla Hawkins, Trust HQ, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Many thanks for your feedback, we will make sure this is shared with the team and are glad to hear that you remain pain-free.

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

We at the North Mid strive to put patients’ first in everything we do. Improving the experience of our patients is the number one priority for the hospital and we are pleased to hear that you were happy with the care you received. We will share this feedback with the department concerned.

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