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Are facet block injections available on the NHS anywhere in

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Are facet block injections available on the NHS anywhere in the \UK
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
With the correct indications and a referral from your GP they should be
Have you not talked with your GP?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes I have and he says he has not seen any done on the NHS in the last 8 years. I know Warks PCT won't do them but I can travel. I have had them done privately with great success, but they do not last. I want to be pain free for my daughter's wedding in September. My consultant is happy to do them again but at a cost of £980! My insurance would only cover for 3 injections and this would be my 4th.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
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Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,

Did you consult a pain management specialist?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Other.
went to check with another expert but no reply
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no a neuro surgeon with impeccable reputation!

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,

Thanks for your reply.

Basically under the NHS, this procedure comes under pain management services, hence please ask your doctor to refer you to a local pain management specialist.

http://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Services/Service/DefaultView.aspx?id=194836

http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/pain-management-procedures.htm

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