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Tamworth Back Pain Practitioner suggests caution.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Tamworth Osteopath and back pain practitioner John Williams of Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Tamworth town centre is disappointed at the way some back pain practitioners ask their patients to prepay for 24 treatments up front.

The Atlas Pain Relief Centre has a website www.tamworthosteopath.co.uk  and their range of different back pain treatments can be viewed by visiting this website.

John suggests caution if your practioner suggests prepayment for 24 sessions during your first visit.  You may be better in 6 sessions and have overpaid or indeed may feel worse and have to endure more painful treatments that you would like. 

 This practice has come to light after a number of unhappy patients released this information.  Usually the patient is told they need 24 treatments to rectify their complaint and are told they need to attend for 3 treatments per week.  As an incentive to prepay for 24 treatments they are offered a discount.

Firstly this is surely bad practice and asking a patient on their first visit to prepay for 24 treatment sessions up front is taking advantage of people who are in pain and seeking help.

Patients can well have conditions that take longer to treat and some patients may,  over time, end up having this amount of treatment, however most back pain conditions would not require 3 treatments per week for 8 weeks.

At Atlas Pain Relief Centre their back pain practitioners offer a variety of treatment options for back ache, disc bulges, slipped disc, sciatica, trapped nerve, sacroiliac joint inflammation, twisted pelvis, and muscular twinges and the majority of their patients are pain free in 6 visits.  John said “Offering patients a discount is a generous gesture if they prepay for 6 visits but asking for prepayment for 24 sessions is, in my opinion, wrong”.

Tamworth Chiropractors, Tamworth Osteopaths, Tamworth Physiotherapists, Tamworth Acupuncturists and Tamworth Sports Therapists all treat back pain and the general public are often confused as to “who does what”.  It is therefore important that this practice does not contaminate the reputation of us all.  We do not want the public thinking that all back pain practitioners are the same. 

The majority of back pain practitioners do not operate in such a way and are effectively regulated by their respective governing bodies.  It is a comfort to patients that registered practitioners are regulated and that they behave in a professional manner.  Let us hope that this kind of protocol will cease and the reputation of our professions have not been damaged.

Welcome to Atlas Osteopaths Tamworth

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Atlas Osteopaths can be found at Atlas Pain Relief Centre in Lower Gungate Tamworth town centre.  Just opposite the Globe pub and with plenty of car parks close by, the Tamworth back pain clinic will treat patients locally from Tamworth, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield Birmingham.

Informative articles and news stories from the Atlas team of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapists and Acupuncture practitioners will follow.

Wishing you all a prosperous 2011 from all the team at Atlas.

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath

Back pain explained and treated by Tamworth Osteopath