"Pain Management is a joke"
About: Southend Hospital Southend Hospital Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
I have had the misfortune to have been under this department for over three years without any positive outcome at all.
The consultants are unwilling to listen or allow you to make informed choices about the care you should be offered, unless its being medicated to the point of not being able to function or talking to a councillor who quite frankly can't relate to what it's like to be in constant pain 24/7.
I refuse to tick boxes for doctors and consultants, so I am branded as being awkward.
I have been given two epidural injections by a consultant who clearly I discovered after the procedures had already been carried out, had no idea actually what he was treating.
Quite frankly I have no faith in Pain Management whatsoever and find some of their practices damn right dangerous in my opinion.