"Waiting 22 months for treatment at UCLH"

About: University College Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I asked my GP to refer me for treatment for chronic back pain in August 2009.

I am still waiting for a caudal epidural injection 22 months later - not to cure the back pain but to find out which nerve is causing the problem.

I was under the impression that treatment was given in 16 weeks under the guidelines. I am beginning to suspect that I will die of old age before I am actually treated for this unbearable, constant pain.

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