In the UK, our cultural conditioning can sometimes make us unwilling to seek a second opinion, particularly in relation to medical treatment. Naturally, we want to trust medical professionals but our reluctance to seek the opinion of another can sometimes go beyond this natural instinct.
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Patients sometimes seek a second opinion after receiving a diagnosis for a musculoskeletal condition. There can be a number of different reasons for this but peace of mind is one of the primary ones. Before you embark on a programme of treatment – which might include surgery that can carry risk or may have a…
Advances in our understanding of disease, new approaches to treatment, technological breakthroughs, scientific studies and research from around the world… just some of the reasons why it is essential for medical consultants to engage in continuous professional development and remain at the forefront of research in their field.
It is important to get an accurate diagnosis if you are experiencing pain. Without this it is impossible for your doctor to treat the source of your pain effectively.