We are very happy to see and advise on all common spinal problems.
The common conditions seen and managed by us include disc prolapses in both the lumbar and cervical spine, spinal stenosis, mechanical low back pain, instability pain, spondylolisthesis, facet joint syndrome, sacro-iliac joint disorders and spinal fractures.
We do not actively treat deformity although we would be happy to direct to the appropriate specialist where necessary. Diagnosis at long range over the telephone or via email is not appropriate and although these can be a reasonable medium for follow up they are not recommended for new cases. The web site is also not intended as a diagnostic tool but more for information.
REFERRED TO SPINEWORKS
Being referred to Spineworks is very simple. An appointment can be made via the telephone or via email. We will ask for a letter from your GP as that contains useful information about your past medical history and any treatments. We very much welcome communication from your physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath. We will send you a letter of confirmation and directions if required.
HOW SPINEWORKS WORK
We at Spineworks would like your journey through contact with us to be as painless as possible.
Your initial contact is likely to be via referral from your GP but equally via your Physical therapist.
We do like a GP letter as it contains information about your past medical history, drug history and allergies. You can also contact us directly by telephone or by email.
We will then book you a suitable appointment. You will be asked to bring any relevant scans or x-rays although you do not need to search the wardrobe for ancient copies!
A confirmation of your appointment will be sent to you along with directions to the clinic.
We'll also send through a pre-clinic questionnaire, just to get some basic information for our records.
At the New Patient Clinic you will be assessed by going through your symptoms both with the forms and orally. Any relevant examination will be also carried out as necessary to come to an opinion.
If scans or other investigations are necessary they would be ordered at that time. It is not always possible to state when these scans will be as the scanner is not run by Spineworks.
If a 'One Stop' appointment has been booked then the scan time and review would already have been organised.
After your appointment a letter will be written to your GP and any other relevant treating practitioners.
After a scan or treatment you will be reviewed to assess progress. The scan will be reviewed with you to ensure you understand the detail and so that the treatment options can be discussed.
After a treatment the effects of that will be reviewed so that further options can be looked at if required. A further letter will be written to your GP and treating practitioners.
At each stage of the process you will be contacted by the team.
If you have any concerns during treatment we are always contactable by telephone or email.