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Chiropractor Vs Orthopedic
Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?
Most experienced: 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. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: A well trained surgeon of either specialty will do you just fine. The key is finding that surgeon. Asking your physician, as well as friends, family and acquaintances are good stating points in this research. Neurosurgery involves an average of seven years of training in surgery of the brain, spinal column, spinal nerves and spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle issues: There are podiatrists and orthopedists who do not like to treat ankles and there are both who actually specialize in ankles. Call their offices and ask about their residency training and if they see a lot of ankle injuries. Also, check with the local hospital referral servicves or with your primary care physician for a referral. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Both able to: Neurosurgeons are spine surgeons by nature and receive training in spine surgery throughout their residency. Orthopedic spine surgeons generally do not get as much spine surgery training in residency, however they complete a spine surgery fellowship after residency. It ultimately comes down to the individual surgeon and how comfortable you are with them and he/she is with particular procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients pain and the physical examination. That said , if it came down to looking at the pictures by themselves, the radiologist has the edge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?
It depends...: This depends on many factors. There are many different styles of chiropractic. I tend to favor more gentle approaches like direct non-force technique, but some patients seem to respond better to more forceful techniques.Most osteopaths don't offer osteopathic manipulation as part of their practice(!), but those who do are often excellent and their techniques are a bit more standardized-see comment:. ...Read more
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