I developed most acute back pain in my lumbar region – low down on April 3rd this year. On Monday May 14th I was still intractable pain I called at St John & Elizabeths Casulty Unit and was given incredible courtesy, kindness and understanding. Was referred to see Mr Akmal. Following an MRI, my treatment on May 15th was wonderful. Mr Akmal’s skills and care produced total relief of my acute back pain. I have nothing but praise and the greatest appreciation for Mr Akmal and his team within The Spine Unit and throughout the St John & Elizabeth hospital.