A 30-year-old female asked:
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seen a chiropractor but when is it time to see a neurologist? i have constant pain in my back. how do i access a neurologist, do i need a referral first?

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Dr. Michelle Jonker
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Consult a GP: It will be best to consult with a GP to assess what the possible cause of the pain could be. You can then be referred to the right type of specialist. It might even be possible to treat the pain with medication and then a referral won't be necessary.
Answered on Apr 30, 2020
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Chiro is not medical: A chiropractor is not a medical doctor. It is better to see a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor) or see an Orthopedic Spine doctor. Always have a primary care doctor to check for general problems, and he or she can refer to the other specialists. After seeing the doctors, Physical Therapy may offer some help, depending on what the diagnosis is.
Answered on Apr 30, 2020

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Either: See someone, including your pcp. They all should be able to help diagnose and treat this.
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