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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered:

What are the ?steps?to become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

Years of work

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College, medical school, internship, ortho residency, spine fellowship. About 14 years later, you will be ready to be the new spine surgeon, pay your dues and earn a reputation.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught answered:

What is the difference between a neurospine surgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon? They both give injections. I have a cyst on my T-6. Whom should I see?

Both are ok

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Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before considering surgery. Hopefully, your primary care doctor can help to point you in the right direction. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the surgeon you choose has expertise in treating your problem. Check out Healthgrades.com.
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Dr. Robert Masson answered:

Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Most experienced

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Both Orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether Neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience
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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered:

How could a rectal exam assist doctors to determine if a spinal injury is present?

Spinal injury

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A rectal exam to check for spinal injury is really an examination of the anal sphincter tone. If the tone is not present or decreased (having the patient bear down with the final in the rectal canal) during the examination, it could be an indicator that there is an injury.
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Hi Doc. I have congenital deformity in my 5th & 6th vertebra in my backbone causing hard pain. What should i do?

Be checked

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A congenital condition basically means you were born with it. We do definitely see congenital deformities in the spine, but they don't usually cause pain. If they did, you would just about have to had pain since you were born. So, if you are having "hard pain" as you put it, I would encourage you to be checked. It is probably another condition. Thank you for the question.
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Dr. Tung T. Nguyen answered:

Doc said my uncle has inflammation in his backbone(C1-C4) also has pus.Now his lower limb was paralyze. is he going to be alright? wht cause this?

Serious condition

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You are describing a spinal abscess that has affected the spinal cord. This is a very serious condition, with potentially irreversible damage. Abscess can occur from spread from other parts of the body via bloodstream, from adjacent tissue, or from procedures (injections, surgery). Treatments include surgery and appropriate antibiotics. Hopefully your uncle will improve, but no guarantees.
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What doctor to see for lump on backbone?

Lump?

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If due to a deformed spine, then a spine surgeon. If a lump that is soft, under the skin, then a plastic or general surgeon.
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Dr. Caridad Santos answered:

I have suffered from a shoulder pain.A doctor told me I have a disk problem of my neck at the juncture between a neck and backbone. What should I do?

See an orthopedic md

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the orthopedic surgeon can order tests such as xrays, mri to determine diagnosis and management which may be physiotherapy, steroid shots, and /orsurgery
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Dr. Pietro Seni answered:

Eventually when my mom was waking, her backbone was paining .doctor gave some medicines but it is still paining little bit?wht 2 do,any home remedies?

Back strain

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Probably just a back strain.Apply some heat to the area,take over the cdounter medications for pain(aleve)do some streching exercises.
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How do I find by name the doctors who are considered the best in their field in America? Looking for Ophthalmology and OBGYN.

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Ophthalmology
There is not an independently validated listing. You should seek a board certified person. Ask about which medical school and post medical school training they have had. Are they affiliated with a reputable local hospital? Magazine listiings (the top 100 docs in metro city) are unreliable and subject to manipulation. Better docs often get sued more, as they handle tough cases. So not easy.
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