Everyone, both medical and support staff, very friendly and helpful. I found the communication, treatment and care, including in my case, in-theatre spinal injections, excellent and professional . Although I only had a mild sedative as well as local anaesthetic, I felt so relaxed I fell asleep ! And my treatment has made a great improvement to my lower back problem. PB
After years of low back spasms both my ability and willingness to endure the pain ran out. I went to see Dr Mo Akmal who told me I had a nasty problem with a relatively simple solution. It was 10 weeks ago to the day I had the surgery to deal with 2 bulging discs, one of which was pushing significantly into the nerve. I feel physically and mentally transformed and I’m still within what would be considered the recovery period. Everyone I’ve dealt with at the London Spine Unit – be it on the phone or in person – have been good natured and good humoured and as a result I have absolutely no reservation in recommending them as professionals and all round good people.
I was suffering from back pain and leg pain. I was told that I had spinal stenosis. Mr Akmal and his team explained the condition to me very clearly and showed me the scans. He made it very clear and unlike the specialists that I had seen previously who suggested major surgery, Mr Akmal was reassuring and gave me various options. I opted for keyhole surgery as a daycase. The operation was done according to plan. The hospital staff were all excellent and caring. I felt very well cared for throughout the process. It has been 6 weeks since the operation and the pain has disappeared. I have full mobility and have gone back to the gym. The operation was performed as a daycase without general anaesthetic ! I was previously told by 2 other specialists that I would need to stay in hospital for 3 nights. I can’t thank Mr Akmal and his team enough for such a fantastic service. I have since recommended my friend and a family member to The London Spine unit. My life has been changed and I look forward to being able to do all the things that I have missed out on for many years.