"Chronic back trouble shouldn't require constant rereferrals for physio"
About: Community physiotherapy / Dereham physiotherapy clinic Community physiotherapy Dereham physiotherapy clinic Dereham NR19 2EX Norfolk PCT Norfolk PCT Norwich NR7 0WG
Posted by Pierre (as ),
I've had back trouble for most of my working life and have had various treatments over the years. I've been told that it is chronic and will only get worse and I was recently referred to Dereham Hospital for physio. I was helped on 4 visits but was told that was all they could do unless I got another referral from my GP. It would be much more beneficial to me if I could get treatment every month or 6 weeks to keep me more mobile or if I could refer myself to the physiotherapist when I was having more severe symptoms. This would be more cost effective for the NHS too if it avoids surgery. It takes so long to go from a visit to the GP to actually getting some help.