Q Just under two years ago, I underwent arthroscopy in one of my knees. As the pain and immobility was a great problem for me, we decided to employ a private consultant to do the operation as soon as possible. He offered me a choice of full anaesthesia or one from the waist down. I decided on the latter.
As soon as I recovered from the operation, I began to experience severe back pain, exactly where the anaesthesia injection needle had entered my body. After some weeks, X-rays showed signs of arthritis which, my doctor maintained, was the cause of the pain.
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