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What Kind Of Doctor Do I Go For Slip Discs 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One doc says I have bulging discs in my neck other says they are slipped discs. What is the difference?
Discs: Basically same description for both.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What kind of doctor do I need to see to address a myofascial pain problem on my neck and mastication muscles?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My neck is hurting kind of achy only when I move it a certain way should I be worried or c a doctor?
Different ways to go: If this is sudden onset after sleeping one morning it could be how you slept. Didn't say how long. Depends if trauma. If less than 5 days would apply heat 2 xs daily and do gentle stretching exercises. Taking meds with caution to include Ibuprofen 600 mg 2 xs daily regularly with food for 10 days and watch the stomach. However if other circumstances then need to talk it over with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of doctor does one seen for chronic neck pain? My neck really hurts a lot and at times it is enough to drive someone crazy. Nerve thing?
I recommend physical: medicine & rehabilitation. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat all kinds of physical problems causing neck and upper limb pain. Treatments include, but are not limited to, myofascial release, trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, bodywork, biofeedback and manual therapy. Surgical treatments may be appropriate after conservative treatments have failed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: There are multiple professionals that treat neck and back pain, in part because they are so common. Usually a good place to start is a primary care doctor. If you do not respond to more conservative care, then the primary care doctor would typically refer you to an orthopedic or neuro surgeon. That is not to say you need surgery at that point, but they can then give their opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a sprained neck to heal? What type of doctor should I see for a second opinion?
Physical therapy: Sprained necks can take weeks to months to heal. By far the most important treatment is early and persistent physical therapy - the quicker you work on range of motion and strengthening, the better. I'm biased since i'm an orthopedist, but i would recommend seeing an orthopedist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
You should see a doc: You can start with your family doctor or a general physician. All physicians know how to investigate a lump. This will require physical examination as the first step. Then there may be a need for a test or two and a possible biopsy or excision depending on the doctors impression of its cause. ...Read more
Start with primary: A good family medicine or internal med can probably determine what it is: either a sebaceous cyst, beginning of abscess, lymph node, or something else completely. It should be quicker to see your primary doc and can determine if its worth your time and money to see a specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
What type of doctor should I go to if I was in a car accident and want to check out my head and neck?
PCP: You should see your pcp and if you don't have one, you should get one. Otherwise any generalist, urgen care or walk-in clinic doctor or er doctor could start your evaluation. You may need no more than a direct history and exam. If other studies and evaluation are needed, then your pcp can direct you. You do not need to see a "specialist" to start with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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