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What kind of doctor do I see for a slipped disk in my neck?

What kind of doctor do I see for a slipped disk in my neck?

Many: Many types of doctors deal with this problem. Some internists will deal with this. Osteopathic physicians deal with this frequently. The specialists involved include, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedists and neurosurgeons. Some slipped discs need surgery, many do not. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disc in my neck?

What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disc in my neck?

Spine specialist: Spinal specialist, could be a neurosurgeon, or orthopaedic spine surgeon. Also for conservative managment, you can also see physiatrists. But remember having herniated disc does not mean you need treatment, unless it is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

Neurosurg or ortho: Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a spine fellowship are capable to perform the diagnostic workup that includes a history, physical and MRI interpretation. Both of these specialties also understand the various conservative treatments such as chiropractic, pt, pain management, and acupuncture. Your surgeon should be able to transcend the bias to operate and provide optimal care. ...Read more

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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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I have pain in the back of my shoulder extending to neck. What kind of doctor do I see?

Pinched nerve: Many different problems could be present including nerve compression, arthritic issues, and even muscular strains/sprains. Suggest starting with your family doctor, and get examined. He/she might suggest a specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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I have neck and knee arthritus what kind of doctor do I see?

I have neck and knee arthritus what kind of doctor do I see?

Family doctor: Start with your family doctor and they can see if you need a referral to see an orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, or if they can help you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to see to address a myofascial pain problem on my neck and mastication muscles?

Start with PCP: I would start with your primary care doctor for a complete history and physical examination and then can then refer to either PMR, neurology, physical therapy, etc. ...Read more

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MVA w/ whiplash 10 day ago. I C pain doc 4 2 bulging discs in my neck. I have appt. Tomorrow. Lortab don't help. What should i bring up w/ the doctor?

MVA w/ whiplash 10 day ago. I C pain doc 4 2 bulging discs in my neck. I have appt. Tomorrow. Lortab don't help. What should i bring up w/ the doctor?

New injury: Just let him know that you have a new injury. This may help you: usually the acute pain from the new injury can be treated with just time and physical therapy, and once the acute pain has been treated (typically within 1 - 4 weeks), you should be back to your preinjury status and your meds should work again. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a painfful knot on the bottome of my neck what kind of doctor should I see?

I have a painfful knot on the bottome of my neck what kind of doctor should I see?

Depends: Please be more specific. If the knot is an actual mass or lump, the specialist that would be best suited is an ent/head and neck surgeon. If what you are describing is neck pain that is specifically the posterior spine, then a spine surgeon would be the choice. Having said that your primary care md would be a great person to see first - he/she can direct you to the appropriate md. ...Read more

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