The Back Pain Team
Back and neck pain are some of the most significant causes of ill health in the UK and the highest cause of sick leave from work. Research shows that 40% of people experience back pain each year. There are many possible routes of referral for these patients, each one leading to a consultation with a different specialist. As a result, diagnosis and treatment are delayed, which dramatically increases the chances of developing chronic pain.
The Back Pain Team is a new service that has been set up in the heart of Buckingshire to provide early accurate assessment and management of back and neck pain. By simplifying the referral process to a multi-disciplinary team, we will reduce the time from referral to diagnosis and the relief of pain. Patients are also seen at a number of satellite clinics at other hospitals, with all appointments being centrally controlled.
A New Concept
- To simplify the referral process for patients with spinal pain, The Back Pain Team provides a consultant led assessment, diagnostic and treatment planning service.
- The Back Pain Team has been set up to offer both GP's and patients a better alternative to the current management of spinal problems. We make it easier for patients by taking our service direct to the community, offering a choice of clinics and GP surgeries.