Our service

Back in 2 Hours enables those that suffer from any form of back pain to come in and see a Consultant for an opinion, have a MRI scan and understand your treatment pathway all in one 2 hour appointment. Once you leave we will try to help you source the most appropriate treatment. Call 020 7042 0300 to find out more or to book an appointment.

What is it?

Enables those that suffer from any form of back pain to come in and see a Consultant for an opinion, have a MRI scan and leave with a treatment pathway as to how their condition should be treated. Once you leave we will try to help you source the most appropriate treatment.

Why use this service?

  • Informed, Expert advice – our specialists will help to provide you with a definitive diagnosis
  • Saves you time – no need to make multiple trips, completed during one 2 hour visit.
  • Saves you money – self-funding options available

What's included?

  • Expert, initial assessment from your Consultant
  • MRI scan fully reported by your Consultant Neuro-Radiologist
  • Follow up consultation and opinion from your Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Take home:
    • - Consultants report including your diagnosis and treatment pathway
    • - Consultant Neuro-Radiologist report on your MRI Scan
    • - MRI scan images on CD
  • Follow-up treatment to help you find the best service

What happens on the day?

The Consultant will sit down with you and discuss your background and your history in general as well as that relating to your back pain. They will generally undertake an examination and try to determine possible causes. They may request a diagnostic test, usually MRI, to try to confirm or eliminate possible causes. You have the diagnostic test during your visit. The diagnostic tests are analysed by a Specialist Consultant Radiologist who writes a report based upon the MRI results. You go back in to see your Consultant who will take his findings from the history and examination, the MRI images, the MRI report and your personal circumstances. They will discuss the report with you, show you the images that this is based upon and will discuss your bespoke treatment pathway. This may be - do nothing, conservative treatment such as physiotherapy, onward referral to another specialist, surgery or other treatment. You take home – Images of your scan, report relating to your scan and a report from your consultant as to the recommended treatment pathway.

What happens before I come in?

We will take your details, explain the procedure, book your appointment and send you all of the relevant details beforehand.

What happens afterwards?

You take away your reports, and decide how you want to proceed. We can try to help you to source the appropriate treatment if need be, we will follow up with you at regular intervals just to see how you are getting along.

Who will be performing the service?

All of our clinicians are highly experienced Spine and Back Pain Specialists, most of whom a re Surgeons. Their knowledge and experience enables them to assess your condition effectively, to provide you with a diagnosis and to advise you as to the most appropriate treatment pathway – more often than not, this does not mean surgery. Your MRI scan is reported by a leading Neuro-Radiologist.

Where and when can I have it done?

Our locations are chosen to provide you with a convenient and accessible place for you to have your diagnostic appointment. All have state of the art facilities and have extensive experience in helping patients before, during and after your appointment.

Do I need a referral?

You don't need to be referred or have a referral in order to make an appointment. However, if you are insured you may need to obtain a referral from a suitably qualified clinician in order for your insurer to pay for the service. Call to get some advice as to whether this type of service is suitable for you.

Is this for me?

This type of service may be of benefit if you suffer from:

  • Lower Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped disc