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What kind of doctor do I see for neck pain?

What kind of doctor do I see for  neck pain?

Family practitioner : There are many causes for neck pain and your family physician is an excellent resource to begin the evaluation in ascertaining the correct diagnosis and treatment initiation. If more specific care is needed, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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What kind of doc should I see for back pain?

What kind of doc should I see for back pain?

Back pain: First see your pmd. He may send to to a rehab medicine doctor, or a pain doctor. Other options include pt, chiropractic etc.. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for constant back pain?

Start simply: There are specialists in the areas of the spine, including physiatrists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons and orthopedists. Many in spine clinics. However, there can be some simple reasons for back pain so i would start with a good primary provider to be certain that medical reasons for pain, or sleep dysfunction or depression are not contributing. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for low back pain?

Simple solutions: Start with your primary care doctor. Chiropractic physicians provide conservative management and can order xrays as necessary. Several large, recent studies show chiropractic is the safest and most cost effective interventions. Word of mouth referral is best place to start. American academy of osteopathy (aao) can help you locate a do in your area specializing in structural medicine. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for stomach pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for stomach pain?

Primary care: A primary care physician can assess your abdominal pain by taking a history, performing an examination and ordering appropriate tests. Your primary care physician can also refer you to a subspecialist if needed. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I see about back pain?

What kind of specialist should I see about back pain?

Take your pick!: If a primary doctor's care isn't helpful; because the spine has nerves, neurologists and neurosurgeons can help. Because it has bones and muscles, spinal orthopedic surgeons and physical medicine doctors have expertise. Because treatment may involve strong pain medicine or injections, pain management doctors who may be anesthesiologists or interventional radiologists evaluate can treat. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for muscularskeletal pain?

Physiatrist: Any primary care doctor can field this problem, but i think a good physiatrist (physical med doctor) could be helpful. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for lower leg pain and awelling?

What type of doctor do I see for lower leg pain and awelling?

Your PCP: See your primary doctor first. It can be due to an injury, vascular, or other causes. If it is new swelling you may need to go see someone asap. Otherwise, if you have no injury, then a vascular specialist is probably the best person. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

Bone doctor: Orthopedic surgeon who may or not be a specialist in hand. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go to for whiplash pain? My gp?

What kind of doctor should I go to for whiplash pain? My gp?

Good start: Seeing your gp would be a good place to start, but they may refer you to an ortho or neuro. Home treatment can start with rest and ice, but make sure to see a physician if pain persist. Neck pain is better addressed early, instead of later. ...Read more

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What kind of doc should I see for bone pain?

What kind of doc should I see for bone pain?

Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons deal with most bone conditions. However, problems in the hand or foot may be dealt with by hand surgeons or podiatrists. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for hand/finger pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for hand/finger pain?

Finger pain: start with your PCP, as many common things do not require a specialized treatment, however if there is more detail needed then a hand surgeon ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a sore lower back?

What kind of doctor should I see for a sore lower back?

Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some guided exercise and treatment helps. Some see a chiropractor. If these evaluations & treatments do not help, you can see a physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist or a neurosurgeon for a further evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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What kind of medication should I get for back and shoulder pain?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

Depends: Depends on where the hip pain is located. If in the groin, it is likely the hip joint and that would require rheumatologist or orthopedic evaluation. If low on the side of the pelvis, it could be bursitis. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for upper leg pain going to my knee?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Your pain may be coming from your back, your hip, or your knee. An orthopaedic surgeon can determine the source of your pain. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for thoart tightness?

What type of doctor do I see for thoart tightness?

ENT: To evaluate the throat an otolaryngologist (ent=ear, nose, throat) is the specialist of choice. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor should I see for sciatica pain?

Which kind of doctor should I see for sciatica pain?

Sciatica pain: A pain specialist should be the first doctor you should see. If not already, get an MRI to confirm it is sciatica (piinched nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve). Regular exercises are necessary and avoid prolonged sitting, slouching and lifting heavy objects in a wrong manner. Use knees and hips while lifting rather than bending down. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more