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Tettenhall
Wolverhampton
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David H

I cannot praise the treatment given by Mr Ishaque and his team enough. I had an accidental fall from a ladder last year then, several months later, I was shovelling snow when I further damaged my lower back. The pain was terrible and after several weeks of treatment by my GP with no improvement I consulted Mr Ishaque on the recommendation of a friend. 
At the time I was taking a cocktail of pain relief and anti-inflammatory drugs, taking upwards of 17 tablets at a time. After the initial consultation where Mr Ishaque carried out a set of routine tests and questions he sent me for an MRI to confirm his diagnosis. This was difficult as I could not keep still for the imaging as the pain was so severe. Despite this the image showed the cause of the problem, I had disc protrusions on L4/5 and L5/S1. At the explanatory consultation Mr Ishaque carefully explained what this meant and outlined his treatment plan which was to administer two injections of steroid as a lumbar epidural... 
At the time there were national press articles suggesting back injections were ineffective and a waste of NHS money. Mr Ishaque  talked this through with me and it transpires that they can be ineffective when not performed correctly, typically a patient will be given a local anaesthetic and the doctor will administer the injection. At Nuffield I was given a light general anaesthesia so that Mr Ishaque could accurately place a stout needle in exactly the right position guided by x-ray and fluorescent dye and there was no danger of me moving about because of any pain it may cause. I can understand this as my partner has had a lumbar injection under local anaesthetic with the NHS and she can testify to it being very painful indeed. 
After the procedure, which was entirely pain free, I was sent home and physiotherapy arranged 
Ten weeks later at the review consultation I was still pain free even though the steroid would have by now been out of my system so the treatment was deemed successful and I was discharged. 
I would have no hesitation in consulting Mr Ishaque again should the need arise as the relief of intense pain is well worth the fees I paid as a self funding patient.

David H.
November 2018

Setting new standards in spinal treatment

Professional Memberships

Mr Ishaque is highly experienced and widely recognised as a leading Consultant Spinal Surgeon. He is one of the few surgeons to have been awarded both the British Orthopaedic Association's Robert Jones Gold Medal and a Hunterian Professorship from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is one of the youngest surgeons to have achieved this, having been awarded both honours, before the age of 40.


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