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Mr Martin Knight - Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression and Foraminoplasty Procedure .

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Hello all,

Wondering if anyone can help with some much needed advise...
Having suffered severe lower back pains for almost 5 years and diagnosed with L4/5 degenerative spondylitis which has since progressed to Spondylisthesis over 2 yrs upon recent examination following persistence of the condition even with application of highly recommended conservative treatments like Osteopathy, Acupuncture, lots and lots of Physiotherapy,Pilates, staying active by walking and even the latest technology on non invasive spinal decompression i.e.IDD therapy ( rather expensive, and not covered by UK health insurance companies) .

It’s been a very frustrating 5 years of excruciating pain!! Almost on a wheelchair now...:-((

I have recently come across the pioneering procedure being offered by MR Martin Knight of the Spine foundation, called the
Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression and Foraminoplasty Procedure.

Admittedly, lots of glowing tributes to it by Mr MK himself on his website , but need some independent feedback please....Has anyone undergone this procedure with Mr MK ? If so, what was your experience pre and post surgery? Is the procedure covered by the NHS at all?Any coverage by any UK Health insurance provider? Is the procedure accredited by NICE? How much if self paying?

Many thanks in advance.

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If you search this community you'll find several threads already discussing Mr Knight...

Hope they help.

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I really sympathise with your situation, MK gets good results it seems but it costs, NHS will not fund I have tried. Some insurers may? Of course it is one level one side that is done so you may incur a small fortune as it was about £10k a time several years ago and it may not help your lithesis.

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Does anyone have any advice about their experience with Mr Martin Knight - my partner has a chronic disabling back condition and has been written off by the NHS - Mr Knight seems like his only hope - any advice or info greatly appreciated- thanks