Changes to Treatment of Patients with Lower Back – Effective 1st November 2017

The three clinical commissioning groups have all agreed that acupuncture, electrotherapies and injections will no longer be offered to patients in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the treatment of lower back pain. Patients to be aware that they will not be referred for these treatments with effect from 1st November 2017.

Those currently on a treatment cycle will be allowed to complete it but in the future, Physiotherapy or planned treatment (as recommended by NICE), will be the option.