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A 33-year-old member asked:

what type of doctor should i see for neck and spine?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
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 neurosurgeon, orthopedist or pain management specialist.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: There are multiple professionals that treat neck and back pain, in part because they are so common. Usually a good place to start is a primary care doctor. If you do not respond to more conservative care, then the primary care doctor would typically refer you to an orthopedic or neuro surgeon. That is not to say you need surgery at that point, but they can then give their opinion.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Need a neck and spine doctor?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Pain specialist: They are trained to find the exact cause of the problem and treat it or refer you to someone who can.
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A 54-year-old female asked:

Nucleoplasty for herniated neck discs. How long will effect last? How long is recovery time after that? Can make spine unstable? Complication? Risk?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
This is a technique: That is relatively uncommon as most discs indicated for this procedure get better with non operative care. This was initially developed for lumbar discs and is risky for the cervical spine for multiple reasons with little evidence to support its use in the cervical spine.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for 5 herniated disks, three in neck and two in spine?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Those findings can be asymptomatic if each can be correlated to radicular (arm or leg) pain treat them individually injection first then surgery, dont assume they cause back or neck ache.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with hyperflexibility in my spine and neck (among other places) and i was wondering what the disadvantages to this are?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Hyperflexibility: Hyperflexibility may indicate generalized ligamentous laxity and joint laxity which may make you more susceptible to injuries such as subluxations and dislocations. See a physician for evaluation if you have an lingering/persistent pains.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What are common negative side effects of hypermobility/hyperflexibility in the spine and neck?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Hypermobility: No disadvantages, unless there is pain, a stress fracture, scoliosis/kyphosis, or instability. Hypermobility suggests a better than average motion within physiologic limitations, so that would exclude the above in my definition.

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