I saw Dr Mo Akmal in November 2021 because of long standing, chronic lower back pain. I had an MRI on the same day as my consultation with him and he was extremely thorough in going through the results with me. After this I decided that surgery was the best option for me. I underwent a two-level lumbar spinal fusion in February 2022 as a day patient. After a week at home I was able to come off the opioid painkillers and coped on paracetamol. I cannot rate Mr Akmal highly enough. From his advice, through to the surgery itself. I am now three months post-surgery and suffer less back pain than I have for the last 20 years.
After suffering with back pain for most of my 20s, I am so happy I found Mr Mo Akmal. I had many years of misdiagnosis and never really felt my condition was understood. After my first consultation with Mr Akmal I felt like he understood me and I knew I was in safe hands. We went through all of my options and after a year of treatment, decided it was time for a L5/S1 Primary Posterior Lumbar Fusion with Instrumentation. The whole process was really easy and straightforward and I was able to leave the hospital the same day. The recovery period was tough at times, but I can honestly say so worth it. The difference it has made to my life is amazing. I am now 4 months post-op, I feel incredible and am back to normal daily life without back pain. After suffering for so long, I feel like a huge wait has been lifted and that is all thanks to Mr Akmal and his team. All of whom were incredibly professional and kind. I would like to give a special thanks to Mr Akmal and Dr Lok for the reassuring phone calls during my recovery period at home – I’m not sure if they realise just how reassuring they were. I have no hesitation in recommending their services. Thank you so much.
I can highly recommend this procedure and the London Spine Unit. Staff were amazing, recovery was quick and having had issues for a number of years I can really notice the difference. No tingling in foot or pain in leg. Brilliant