For 25 years John Rodgers had suffered from low back pain back. After being told about the work that Dr Gorelov does at Spire Elland Hospital, he decided to come and see him in summer 2018.
“Since 1995 I have been diagnosed with three prolapsed discs. I suffered continuous problems for a number of years. When it first happened I had some injections to try and resolve the issue but the pain kept returning. This made me very unhappy as I began wondering if I would be like this for the rest of my life.”
“Mr Murali began helping me with my back pain in 2012, however, due to him retiring he told me to visit Dr Gorelov instead. I came to see him and Dr Gorelov took the time to re-examine me and offered me a radiofrequency ablation.”
“My experience in the hospital has always been good. Everything went as expected and the procedure was explained to me thoroughly. Within three weeks I was pleased to be back doing things I couldn’t do before.”
“My progress has been monitored steadily for the last 15 months and the results have been great so far, and I am happy to say I am still pain free. I am enjoying being back playing golf several times a week!”
“The treatment truly is remarkable. It’s the most normal thing in the world without the worry of having any back problems!”
Meet the consultant
Dr Vladimir Gorelov is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. He worked as a Visiting Instructor in Anaesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003-2004. He specialises in pain medicine and sees patients with all types of spinal pain. He has a special interest in the cervical spine and complex headaches.