Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries
Where exactly is the pain located?
What is the severity of the pain?
At this moment it is at the top of her leg and all the way down her leg to the sole of her foot.
I think that a private consultation with a pain medicine specialist may help because a cortisone injection in the back can help tremendously.
And can feel the pain in her lower back pain is strong at the minute but isn't always as strong it comes and goes but is always there in some way
her Doctors are very reluctant to give her the injection as she has been told about how good it can be but they fob her off with tablets
I think she is already on maximal drug therapy.
If that has not helped then she will require an intervention
So I think that in her case an injection is well worth it
How do you go about getting a private consultation and can the pain be linked with the trapped nerve and bowel and bladder prolapses
I do not think that the prolapses are related
I think that you should just google private clinics in your area or call inquiry
where are you located?
If we go private for the injection will this not effect the treatment she will receive on the Nhs. I just need to do something to help her could it be something else is going on as well. I feel as if she should start from scratch and get a proper diagnosis as over a year in pain is not good.
I think she has had an MRI done already which stated that she had an L4 L5 prolapse is that right?
So the diagnosis is there, I mean it has been made. Its now a matter of treating it.
She has had physio to try and untrap the nerve.
She has had physio and all the medications that you mentioned which have not helped
So the next step is an intervention like an injection to see if that helps.
is a injection just covering it up. is Fixing the problem possible
A cortisone injection is something that will reduce inflammation around the nerve.
Its something that can help tremendously.
They just don't want to give her the injection she has practically begged them for it
I think that a private doctor may be more considerate because this is the last option before considering surgery.
Her right leg has been causing her the most problems but it is moving to the left as well I just need to get this sorted but don't know where to go. will going private effect her Nhs treatment?
It should not effect her NHS.
A patient has all the right to get treatment from anywhere so it should not affect the NHS treatment.
Are you with me?
my wife is reluctant to go private as thinks it should be done on the nhs but I just want her free of pain. do you know what the cost would foughly be?
I am not sure, but I think that calling a private clinic in the area will help with all the information. It varies considerably from place to place.
So I think that you should go ahead and call a pain clinic near your area.