After a very bad fall I was experiencing excruciating pain, night and day, in my back and down my left leg. I had convinced myself I had damaged my spine irreparably and was facing the prospect of spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair, a truly terrifying thought. I was taking the maximum amount of pain killers allowed, for many weeks, with little effect. A friend recommended that I try to obtain a consultation with Mr Mushtaque Ishaque, which I was fortunately able to do. Mr Ishaque advised I should have an MRI scan which I obviously readily agreed to, despite being claustrophobic. This fear was totally unfounded as I was treated with care and kindness throughout this scan. Mr Ishaque treated my spinal injuries with two steroid injections. I was discharged from the Nuffield Hospital, Wolverhampton the same day. The relief from pain which Mr Ishaque made possible was unbelievable. I have not needed a single painkiller since the injections and I would like to thank Mr Ishaque and his team for rebuilding my life.