So, after taking tablets and hitting Google (see our previous blogs on what people do when they have back pain) you may go and see your GP.
We have fantastic GPs and NHS physios in the Mid Sussex area but the system’s under strain. Unfortunately what we regularly hear in Clinic is that people struggle to get an appointment and when they do, that the time’s not available to properly assess and diagnose their problem. And no wonder. The average time that a GP has with you is 10 minutes.
No professional can confidently diagnose you in that time. It’s enough time to screen you in case you need referral to a specialist, prescribe medication if appropriate and give you some advice. Often though, if you have ongoing pain, you want more than that and the lack of time can leave you feeling frustrated. If you have a long wait for a referral to physiotherapy then that makes things worse.
If you’ve had enough of the pain and want answers and a plan to deal with things then why not give us a call? We will take a full case history and thoroughly assess you to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan. We will refer you to your GP if necessary but, if not, will offer you effective treatment when you need it and give you the tools to help yourself at home.
If you’re not sure if this is the right thing for you then why not have one of our 15 minute free consultations?
Call us on 01444 360359 or visit our website https://midsussexosteopaths.co.uk