Back Pain Assessment Clinic
Back and neck pain can affect anyone. In fact, it is estimated that 257,286 people in Kent live with back pain1. Living with the pain is frustrating and can stop you doing the things you love or even going to work.
Our Back Pain Assessment Clinic, led by our specialist physical therapists (physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths), is dedicated to diagnosing and treating your back and neck pain. With ease of onward referrals to relevant consultants and scans, our full range of back pain services make it possible for you to have a full and fast recovery.
Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 665 for more information.
By booking an initial assessment appointment with one of our specialist physical therapists, you can begin your treatment journey.
Our full service includes:
- Physical Therapy department with treatment rooms and a gym
- Diagnostic Imaging: MRI, X-Ray and CT facilities
- Sport Medicine Physician
- Consultants specialising in Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery,Rheumatology and Pain Management
- Psychologist with an interest in pain
Who can attend the Back Pain Assessment Clinic?
The Back Pain Assessment Clinic is ideal for anyone suffering with back or neck pain, including referred pain to the legs or arms.
How much does the assessment cost?
The initial assessment is £55 and will last approximately 45 minutes.
What happens if I need a scan?
If during your initial assessment a clinical need is identified for an MRI scan, your physical therapist will be able to help you with this. An MRI scan and subsequent follow-up appointment with your physical therapist to discuss the results can be arranged through the Imaging Team and Physical Therapy Team.
An MRI scan is usually taken of one part of the body but occasionally, to help with diagnosis if there is referred pain an MRI scan might be taken of two or more parts of the body.
1 part MRI = £350
2 part MRI = £600
A free follow-up appointment with your physical therapists will also be arranged. During this 15 minutes appointment the results of your scan will be discussed as well as onward treatment options.
It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this.
What happens if I need an onward referral to a relevant consultant?If during your initial assessment or following an MRI scan your physical therapist recommends an onward referral to a relevant consultant, your physical therapist will be able to help you with this and will discuss the options with you.
What happens if I need further physical therapy treatment?
If, in their clinical opinion, your back pain can be treated through Physical Therapy they will be able to support you in booking ongoing treatment with either a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath working within the Physical Therapy department.
Follow-up appointments with the Physical Therapy Team = £40
1.Arthritis Research UK, Kent: Prevalence of back pain in England and local authorities, accessed on 05.10.17, available at http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/internal-resources/data-and-statistics/bulletins/back-pain/south-east/kent.aspx