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What Doctor To See For Pinched Nerve
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Your primary doctor: You should start by seeing your primary doctor. You may get better with physical therapy, medications, or heat and ice. Your doctor may order an MRI or other studies, and depending on those you might be referred to a neurosurgeon or neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: One may see a physiatrist (also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician). They are non-surgical bone, joint, nerve, muscle specialists. They may do a specialized test to evaluate the nerve/muscle (called and emg/ncs); it is like an ekg of the nerve/muscle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: to treat pain without seeing a physician. Most times sciatica pain will improve within 3-6 weeks on its own, but may take a full year for relief. Will take diligence on your part to maintain exercise program. Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. if you are not better soon (less than 10 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physiatrist: Musculoskeletal doctors enjoy helping patients with sciatica. Orthopedists are surgical doctors - this is the right place to start if you have had surgery recently. Neurologists are excellent diagnosis doctors. Physiatrists treat sciatica and are experts in therapy, non-surgical treatment, injections and can help if your care requires accomodation for your job. Good luck with your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthopedic surgeon: I suggest that you see an orthopedic surgeon with a fair amount of experience with shoulders. Orthopedic surgeons get experience with shoulders with either years of practice and/or during an extra year of training called a fellowship (in either shoulder or sports medicine). Despite the name, ortho surgeons know more than just surgery. They'll keep you out of surgery if possible. ...Read more
What type of doctor should you see for sciatica pain beside your primary care? Should you see a rehab doctor?
Osteopathic: If you see an osteopathic physician that uses manipulation you may be able to have treatment in the office that relieves your pain. Other physicians to consider include pain management specialists, and spine surgeons. The latter two may both perform i ejections which may help. I would first reccomendation conservative treatment with manipulation and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurologist: A neurologist would be best for this. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?
Burning/Pain: Not many physicians in the US specialize in this. Here are some resources http://www.surgicalhospital.com/services/procedures/pudendal_nerve_release.shtml www.pelvicpain.org http://www.oswego.edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician.html www.pudendalhope.inf0 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with : Your primary care physician. You may require a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more
Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stretching the psoas(ie lunges) and the hamstrings. If driving long distances, try stretching for 5-10 minutes every 2-4 hrs. ...Read more
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