Back pain is one of the commonest presentations to GP's.
You do not usually have to see your GP if you have back pain. Most back pain is self limiting and will settle with exercises and simple pain killers. If your back pain does not settle within 6 weeks self referral to a Physiotherapist may help.
NHS Lanarkshire specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy team have a drop in clinic for new onset acute low back pain patients.
- If you are >16 years with new onset acute low back pain with or without referred leg pain you may attend this drop in clinic
Acute Low Back Pain Physiotherapy Drop In Clinic - Patient Information Leaflet
NHS Inform: Advice on Back Problems
Muscle or joint problems, how to get Physiotherapy help
Information about Back Pain Video