Back & neck assessment clinic
Roughly 258,000 people in Kent are living with back pain. Are you one of them?
Aside from being frustrating, back and neck pain can stop you from doing the things you love and take a significant toll on your wellbeing. Our back & neck assessment clinic is led by highly trained physical therapists, including physiotherapists and osteopaths, to diagnose and treat your back or neck pain.
Getting you back on your feet
By booking an initial assessment appointment with one of our back or neck therapists, you can begin your treatment journey.
At KIMS Hospital, onward referrals to relevant Consultants and scans couldn’t be easier, so you can access our full range of back pain services to ensure a full and fast recovery.
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 a specialism in pain
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
The initial assessment is £60 and will last approximately 45 minutes.
Any follow up sessions are £45
Who can attend the Back and neck assessment clinic?
Anyone suffering with back or neck pain, including referred pain to the legs or arms, can book in to the Back and neck assessment clinic.
What happens if I need a scan?
If a clinical need is identified for an MRI scan during your initial assessment, 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, lasting approximately 15 minutes. During this appointment the results of your scan will be discussed, as well as your options for onward treatment.
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 your options.
What happens if I need further physical therapy treatment?
If your Physical Therapist determines that your back or neck 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 = £45
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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.