by Alan Jordan
The team at the Broadgate Spine & Joint clinic are producing a series of articles for our patients or visitors to our website who wish to read about problems in the spine, all other joints and the muscles in order to provide them with high quality information. We feel strongly that well informed patients will make more appropriate choices, gain a better understanding of their condition and treatment expectations, what they themselves can do to enhance treatment results as well as relevant preventative measures.
The information provided in this series of articles will always be in accordance with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, (NICE), The Cochrane Collaboration and other international guidelines. Readers can simply click on the hyperlinks if they wish to access more in-depth information. Readers are also invited to pose questions to the authors.
This project is a significant undertaking and will take some time to complete. We plan to publish two articles per week. If a reader has a specific request for information on a given topic which we have not yet covered we will strive to have the answer published as soon as possible.
The team at the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic is one of the largest and likely the most diverse in London. This enables patients to choose the type of care that they wish to proceed with. “Patient choice” has been shown to result in better clinical results. The great variety of health disciplines at our clinic also enables the individual practitioners to refer patients for care that it more appropriate or in order to get a second opinion. That cross-referral can take place within the same clinic has many obvious advantages.
We are going to begin this project addressing the spinal column, i.e. the neck (cervical spine), the mid-back (thoracic spine) and the lower back (lumbar spine). Articles will be written by a wide variety of health disciplines including chiropractors, physiotherapists, surgeons, rheumatologists, osteopaths, medical acupuncturists and others.
We look forward to getting our first articles published and responses from our readers.
Dr Alan Jordan, Chiropractor, Phd
A Clinic Director of the Broadgate Spine & Joint Clinic