I suffer with Osteoarthritis as well as Spondylolysis in my lower back & last year I was referred to a Pain management Company by my Doctor because the current pain medication is sadly only masking the associated pain rather than solving it.
“Working with you, our multi-disciplinary team will develop an individualised pain management plan based on the best available evidence and your individual goals. This may include our range of pain management programmes and interventions designed to help you improve the quality of your life despite your chronic pain”
The people running the sessions seemed to be really condescending and really nagged at you to do things even if you said you weren’t able to do them because of the pain.
Seems I’m not the only person that thought that.
The exercises they suggested would have caused me more pain if I’d even have tried them which would have led to me being in even more pain.
I also had an injection in my lower back and that only appeared to last about a week. Back to square one with the pain in my lower back.
I last saw one of their representatives over 8 months ago now “Your next appointment will be in the post” was the last thing the woman I saw said to me as I hobbled out…
As far as I can see they’re not interested in peoples pain getting better, all they care about is the money they’re getting from the NHS for what I can only described as Voodoo/Witchcraft solutions to pain.
I’d go as far as saying they are nothing but frauds… My pain is as bad as ever and it seems I’ve been forgotten by “The system”
I’ve just left a review on an NHS website they aren’t doing the job that they claim to be able to do IMHO!