Depending upon what the tests will have revealed, your consultant will probably suggest one of the following courses of action:
To continue treating the problem conservatively for a while longer – that is with rest and analgesics – in the hope that this approach will still ultimately bring relief if only persevered with long enough.
To refer you to a physiotherapist or other specialist so that mobilisation and manipulation techniques, coupled with a properly-devised exercise routine and pain management, will restore your back to health (see the next chapter for more information about the different kinds of treatments available).
To refer you to another specialist, such as a rheumatologist (if your problems stem from a rheumatic disease), a neurologist (for problems involving the nervous system and the brain), or, should surgery be seen as a possibility, a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic surgeon.
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