Back Pain Assessment Clinic
What is the Back Pain Assessment Clinic?
Here at Woodthorpe Hospital our back pain assessment clinic offers fast access to: expert advice, accurate diagnosis and, where appropriate treatment for back pain, neck pain and sciatica.
What will happen?
At your appointment you will be assessed by one of our experienced spinal physiotherapists. They will take a case history and perform a complete clinical examination. They will offer guidance about how to resume your normal day-to-day activities, as well as advice about how to carry out specific exercises.
If you require a referral after your assessment our physiotherapists will be able to recommend your referral:
- directly to a consultant (spinal surgeon, orthopaedic consultant, pain management specialist or consultant psychologist)
- for appropriate diagnostic investigations (MRI, CT scan)
- for physiotherapy - hands on treatment or rehabilitation.
A report will be sent to your GP (with your consent) containing information about any treatment we have carried out, or outlining your recommended plan of treatment.
Not all back and neck pain can be resolved but treatments may be offered to assist your general wellbeing and manage the pain.
This service is for private patients only. If you have private or company medical insurance you should ask your insurer if you are covered for a consultation and treatment. We can also provide you with an estimate of costs for treatment if you are paying for it yourself.