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Should i see a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor for chronic lower and mid back pain?

Should i see a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor for chronic lower and mid back pain?

Primary care doctor.: Chiropractor can sometimes help. See primary care doc before orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Both: At our institute we have both. I feel thar formal physical therapy is important. I feel that a well-trained chiropractor can also help. If either makes you feel worse, then i would stop that type of treatment. ...Read more

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Breastbone and back pain in between shoulders.. Help should I see a chiro or doc?

Breastbone and back pain in between shoulders.. Help should I see a chiro or doc?

See M.D. first: You need to get this diagnosed. A regular MD like your family doctor is a good place to start. Chiropractors operate under an outmoded and discredited theory of disease causation. They offer a deep massage but nothing in the way of diagnosis or cure. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain for 4 weeks? Who should i see? physiatrist or primary care or spine surgeon?

I have lower back pain for 4 weeks? Who should i see?  physiatrist or primary care or spine surgeon?

Primary CAre: I would start with your family doctor - this is one of the main reasons for office visits to primary care and we are used to dealing with it. If there is a more significant problem then you will be referred to the specialist you need. ...Read more

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Should I see the back doctor vs chiropractor for subluxation?

Should I see the back doctor vs chiropractor for subluxation?

Both: Start with the chiropractor especially if the pain has be going on for less than a month. If the pain does not improve, see a pain specialist for more definite treatment. ...Read more

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Should I see an orthopedic surgery or a chiropractor for pain in the left arm and shoulder blade?

Should I see an orthopedic surgery or a chiropractor for pain in the left arm and shoulder blade?

Neither! Instead...: The best choice is probably neither! Surgeons are appropriate if you need surgery but that should be the last resort, not first treatment to try. Chiropractors often help back pain but may not help arm and shoulder pain. I advise a family doc or physiatrist (Doc specializing in Physical Medicine). They may refer you to a physical therapist. Acupuncture and micro-current may help you as well. ...Read more

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If my shoulder has almost persistent pain should I see an orthopedic doctor or a chiropractor?

If my shoulder has almost persistent pain should I see an orthopedic doctor or a chiropractor?

Start w Primary care: Did you get hurt in the area? You should see your pediatrician or a Family Medicine doctor first to get initial work up for this type of shoulder pain. They would provide you with a referral to ortho for additional imaging studies as indicated. ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read more

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Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Ibuprofen: To begin with I would try Ibuprofen. As long as there are no neurological symptoms this would be the first step. Warm compresses help too. If symptoms persist, you need to go in and have it assessed. ...Read more

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Should i go to a chiropracter or an ortho for back pain?

Should i go to a chiropracter or an ortho for back pain?

Other options better: The best choice may be neither! orthopedic docs are surgeons & most back pain does not need surgery. Chiropractors specialize in adjustments which may help, but much back pain is muscular & while many chiropractors are great, many aren't. I would advised seeing an osteopath who specializes in gentle manipulation or a doctor who specializes in physical medicine. See my comment for more information:. ...Read more

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Should i see a orthopedic, osteopath or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Should i see a orthopedic, osteopath or physiotherapist for  knee pain?

Knee pain: Your pcp may refer you to orthopedics or pt. The orthopedic doctor can see, evaluate, prescribe any necessary meds or treatments, inject, or possibly operate--if needed. The pt can see, evaluate, and institute physical therapy plan for you. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and back pain, possibly fibromayalgia.I need to find a good pain management doctor in south houston. Any recommendations?

I have chronic neck and back pain, possibly fibromayalgia.I need to find a good pain management doctor in south houston. Any recommendations?

Fellowship and board: A fellowship trained specialist in pain who has been boarded and recognized by the american board of medical specialties would help identify someone who was properly trained and certified in pain. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder neck and upper spine. Should i see a dr or is there an exercise?

Pain in shoulder neck and upper spine. Should i see a dr or is there an exercise?

See a doctor: It could certainly be just a muscular issue but could be other things well. That's why you should get it checked our. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see for chronic muscle pain? Neurologist or rheumatologist?

What doctor should I see for chronic muscle pain? Neurologist or rheumatologist?

Rheumatologist: Given those 2 options, i would see a rheumatologist first, since they specialize in systemic conditions that can cause chronic muscle pain. ...Read more

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How would an osteopath really solve the upper back and neck pains, or tension headaches?

How would an osteopath really solve the upper back and neck pains, or tension headaches?

The osteopath can: Evaluate and treat you and if no improvement, refer, if necessary, to the appropriate specialist. The good news that most issues related to the spine get better over time no matter who treats you. ...Read more

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Which specific doctor do you go to for chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Which specific doctor do you go to for chronic neck and shoulder pain?

Orthopaedic Surg: Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating this area. There are also subspecialist who specialize in one area or another. ...Read more

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Are neck massages good for someone with severe neck pain?

Neck pain: Soft tissue massage particular to the cervical spine region can alleviate the intense muscle spasm and thus reduce neck pain. Engage in aggressive neck manipulation without MRI of the cervical spine should be voided. ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more