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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
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
I have suffered from a shoulder pain.A doctor told me I have a disk problem of my neck at the juncture between a neck and backbone. What should I do?
See Your Doctor Now: Injured tailbone in July; has pain; no other symptoms given. You should start with your primary care doctor who will do a detailed evaluation; X-rays if needed. If there are complications, your doctor can refer you to an Orthopedic specialist. There is no advantage in waiting any longer since your symptoms began over 2 months ago. See your doctor now for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
What type of doctor do I see for a compressed nerve in my neck? What is the usually treatment for that? Please help
Primary First: You may need to see a neurosurgeon if the pain progresses or there are any signs of something more serious going on. Usual treatments include non-operative measures, physical therapy, exercises, chiropractic. If the pain progresses may need therapeutic maneuver, e., g. Injections or even surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probs ENT or derm: Depending on the type of lump. A dermatologist would be appropriate for a superficial skin lesion. If it is a deep lump, like a lymph node or swollen gland, then ENT (ear nose throat specialist, AKA otolaryngologist or otorhinolaryngologist). I'd recommend starting with your primary care doc to help figure out where to go. ...Read more
Second opinion: I suggest you see both - the key is finding out what wrong and getting treated. ...Read more
Ankle pain: I would suggest you see a podiatrist or an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
I would like to know opinions about what kind of surgery to have on my lumbar spine. I have spinal stenosis and a couple of herniated discs.
What to do if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would i see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?
Different sequence: First I would see either an orthopedist or a physiatrist (an MD specialist in musculo-skeletal problems). Let them diagnose the problem and decide upon which route for treatment is the best for you. ...Read more
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