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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 2 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
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