"I need an operation on my spine"

About: Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT Queen's Medical Centre / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Since August 2008 I have had back problems and arthritis. I have been to QMC many times since then. I find that my GP Dr Allock is the best doctor I have visited in 40 years. She is sympathetic to my needs and helps me find myself ways of controlling my pain. She gets me appointments at the clinic which have greatly assisted me. I am now waiting for an operation on my spine and hopefully when this is completed I can get back to a better quality of life. I have no comments on worse bits except that appointments seem to take a long time to come. Also more information on this type of operation from people who have had the same complaint would also help.

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