"Go find yourself some crutches...."
About: Brownlow Group Practice Brownlow Group Practice Liverpool L69 3GD
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I suffer from acute sciatica which makes walking extremely difficult when both legs are extremely weak and painful. Although the Advance Nurse Practitioner at Student Health has been fantastic both times I have seen her, she even managed to squeeze me in with a Doctor at the main Brownlow Health Practice the same afternoon. I was over the moon to get some more help, she suggested that maybe the doctor provided some crutches to help improve my mobility. When I arrived at my appointment, the doctor who had kindly squeezed me in, suggested I "go find myself some crutches" with no numbers to call to source these crutches or any suggestions. I was sent away after this appointment, still very unstable on my feet and hobbling around university trying to find myself some crutches, thinking I was going to have to resort to ordering my own on Amazon. As a student, I have lost all independence from my sciatica flare up and I'm shocked at such poor advice.