A 39-year-old member asked:
what type care should i seek for my 87 year old mother who has very bad back pain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Neurology 31 years experience
Take her to PMD: Her primary md should be able to point you in the right direction, depending on the type of pain, radiation, possible neurologic involvement, and several other characteristics.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Physiatrist: Physiatrists, or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, are non-operative specialists of the musculoskeletal system. They can evaluate your mother and make recommendations based on her current level of function and goals ranging from medications, to therapeutic exercise to injections- depending on her individual circumstances.
Last updated Nov 23, 2016
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