If you have experienced an accident / trauma in the last two weeks and you feel you might need an X-ray or other urgent assessment, you should attend a local Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). Your GP is unfortunately not permitted to request x-rays for injuries within 2 weeks of an accident. Your closest MIUs are at Petersfield Community Hospital and St Mary’s Treatment Centre in Portsmouth.
Please note Minor Injuries are no longer assessed at QA Hospital A+E and you will be turned away to go to a Minor Injuries Unit.
If you feel you do not need an X-ray /urgent assessment at MIU:
If you are experiencing back pain and have difficulty passing urine, lose control of your bowel motions or have abnormal sensation passing urine or around your back passage, this could be an EMERGENCY and should seek an immediate medical review either through the GP surgery if open, Out of Hours GP service on 111 or A+E. Please do not wait until the next morning to be assessed.
You can begin the physiotherapy and rehabilitation process immediately by doing the exercises on the following links. These web pages also have advice about a range of musculoskeletal problems, aches and pains:
If you have consulted the advice above without success then we are here to help with your problem and, if necessary, can refer to the specialist physiotherapy team for additional support. Please note it is likely we will follow the treatment plans outlined above for the first 2 weeks and physiotherapy referrals typically occur after a period of 6 weeks if initial treatments have not been successful.
Please click here to request an appointment with our medical team to discuss your musculoskeletal problem.
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