Checking Up on Your Doctor for Back or Neck Treatment

Part of Treating Your Back & Neck Pain For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Finding the right practitioner can be the key to solving your back or neck problem. Before a specialist treats you, do a little checking up of your own to be sure that the health-care professional is right for you and your back or neck problem. To find out, all you have to do is to consult the Medical Directory, which you can find in any public library. Simply ask the librarian for it. It lists medically qualified doctors and tells you:

  • What degrees and qualifications the doctor or consultant has and where he or she trained and qualified.

  • His or her post-graduate qualifications.

  • The medical and professional societies he or she belongs to.

  • The junior hospital posts the practitioner held, and where.

  • The current consultant post he or she holds, and in what speciality.