"Pain management injections ( steroids)"

About: Leicester General Hospital

over the past two years I have had three separate appointments for above injections. First time was in total four injections in lower back, lasted once post op pain had gone ( 2 was) about a month mostly pain free. Was told I could have further within six months , this didn't happen and I had to wait around eight months, next time 6 injections, no real help that time , waited again went back had a few more to no real relief . The nursing staff and my pain management doctor are lovely, my concern is communication between the clinics and appointments. Having nerve block this week for new disc problem and I kept been told it would be October and I'm been seen within about four weeks. I work and my company are been very good but even their patience are been tested. This is all due to appointments either taking longer than I believe is acceptable. I'm lucky this time and that is thanks to my pain management doctor and my GP pushing for a cancellation earlier appointment as they were aware of my work and stress situation.

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. Your feedback is much appreciated and has been shared with the service so they can improve the experience for future patients. Kind regards, Communications team, Leicester's Hospitals

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