I had an operation for a spinal cyst under the care of Mr Akmal three days ago.  The surgery itself and care by Mr Akmal before and after the operation was brilliant and completely successful.  I was pain-free immediately.  (The) hospital care too was excellent, warm and reassuring.  A wholly positive experience.  Romana M.

The surgery was really helpful because I have much less pain than before and recover(ed) part of the strength of my arm. P. C

Neuropathic pain is a pain condition that is not well known, yet it is estimated that something like 1 in every 100 people will experience neuropathic pain at some point in their lives. The problem with neuropathic pain is that it is effectively a problem that arises when the nerves have difficulty sending the appropriate…

A look at how Botox can be used to treat different pain conditions and how it operates.   Although we all think that Botox is a beauty treatment used to prevent wrinkles, in fact it is a powerful tool in the fight against pain. In fact there are a number of conditions that can be…

A look at the use of Botox in pain management.   Botox is not usually the first treatment that the general public think of when they think about pain management. But Botox can be extremely useful in helping to lower pain and it is especially useful in cases where conservative or traditional treatments have not…

What is an Epidural? The word ‘Epidural’ refers to a space around the spine through which nerve roots leave the spinal cord, before travelling to the rest of the body. An Epidural is a procedure in which a mixture of local anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory is administered into the epidural space. The aim is to reduce…

  The role of physiotherapy in the management of lower back pain Introduction Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of physical disability, especially at the workplace. Research indicates that almost 80% of the population is likely to suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime. Physiotherapy and Low Back Pain Physiotherapy is…

NECK QUESTIONNAIRE   NAME:                               DATE:   Section 1: Pain Intensity ? I have no pain at the moment. ? The pain is mild at the moment. ? The pain comes and goes and is moderate. ? The pain is moderate and does not vary much. ? The pain is severe but comes and goes. ?…

BACK QUESTIONNAIRE Name:                      Date:   Section 1: Pain Intensity [] I have no pain at the moment [] The pain is very mild at the moment [] The pain is moderate at the moment [] The pain is fairly severe at the moment [] The pain is very severe at the moment [] The pain…

  Acute Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is generally described as any pain or ache found in the area between the bottom of the ribs at the back of the torso and the top of the legs. When this lower back pain has been present for less than six weeks, it is given the…

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