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What kind of doctor should i see for back paain

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
Start simply: There are specialists in the areas of the spine, including physiatrists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons and orthopedists. Many in spine clinics. Ho ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Sacroiliac joint : The sacroiliac joint is in that area. Start with a rheumatologist
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Low back pain: Since you are young, it is probably a musculoskeletal strain or sprain, especially since it is on one side. A family physician or sports medicine spec ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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General Surgery: Please visit your PCP for a possible referral to General Surgery.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
You should see a doc: You can start with your family doctor or a general physician. All physicians know how to investigate a lump. This will require physical examination as ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the best place to start for low back pain. Alternatively you can see a physical medicine doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some gui ... Read More
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
PCP: You start by seeing your PCP. You may need to be referred to a nephrologist but let that decision come from the doctor that is familiar with you and y ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Back pain: First see your pmd. He may send to to a rehab medicine doctor, or a pain doctor. Other options include pt, chiropractic etc..
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
42 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ORHTO/PM&REHAB: You have to see an orthopedic or a physical & rehabilitation physician.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
What is the problem?: Initial problems should be evaluated by your family doctor. Depending on how severe and long lasting the symptoms are, you may need to see a neurosur ... Read More
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