The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will complete a full history and physical examination of your condition. You will be provided with an explanation as to the likely causes of your low back and/or low back related leg symptoms. You will be provided with a self-management plan to better manage your pain, improve your mobility and your overall function.
Additional services (e.g., exercise rehabilitation, manual therapy) from a community healthcare provider may be recommended as they are not provided by this program. Surgery may be suggested for some patients. These patients will be provided with access to a spine specialist and diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI) as required. If you require further surgical assessment, you will be offered the next available appointment or have the option to choose an appointment with your preferred spine surgeon.
For some patients, the APP may contact your doctor or nurse practitioner directly to discuss your assessment.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your APP’s office 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Their contact information will be provided to you at the time of your booking.
The ISAEC website provides resources aimed at helping those with low back pain issues.