Over a number of years, I suffered from periods of deep intense pain in my arms, shoulders and neck. Despite regular sessions with an osteopath and deep muscle massage I found the frequency and severity increasing to the extent I started to have radiated pain in my face, sinuses.
I paid for a private MRI scan and consultation to be informed I had Stenosis of the Cervical vertebrae and there was little that could be done. If the pain became more ‘severe’ then a pain management clinic might be able to help…
Following a disappointed I contacted the London Spine unit for a second opinion and duly had another MRI and consultation with Mr Akmal.
Rarely have I experienced such genuine care and interest in my suffering. Mr Akmal diagnosed in detail the problems with my cervical spine and showed me clearly the MRI scan showing the collapsed disc and where it was bulging causing a distortion on my spine.
He laid out the various options for treatment, explaining carefully the pro’s and con’s for each option.
The decision of which treatment to undertake while left to me and I duly elected for surgery to replace the disc.
All the staff were genuinely friendly, caring, and compassionate. I was kept fully informed at all times as to what was occurring
The week following my surgery I was contacted every day to check on my status and ensure no issues had arisen.
The surgery was a total success and I felt immediate relief from pain with some 3 weeks later virtually full resolution of all my issues as the nerves settled.
My experience has validated my belief the Mr Akmal is not only at the top of his profession but has the rare qualities of genuine compassion in his patients.