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Is it true that the nhs will no longer be funding facet

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Hi, Is it true that the nhs will no longer be funding facet joint blocks as performed in pain clinics?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloIn Coventry yes.See this article.http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/nhs-stop-funding-treatment-chronic-3023632As I understand it, this will spread, and routine injections will not be funded.However, there might be exceptions to this depending on the findingssuch as as a part of pain management during rehabilitation for disc disease, as one example.It would be best to talk to your GPs office or the location you have been gettinginjections now, to see what the time line is, and if this will affect you. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-thomas/
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