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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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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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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 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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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?

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 an orthopedic md: The orthopedic surgeon can order tests such as xrays, MRI to determine diagnosis and management which may be physiotherapy, steroid shots, and /orsurgery. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for a hurt tailbone where my son knee me in July?

What kind of doctor should I see for a hurt tailbone where my son knee me in July?

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

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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?

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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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 type of doctor do I see for a compressed nerve in my neck? What is the usually treatment for that? Please help

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 more

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What kind of Dr would I see for a lump in my face?

What kind of Dr would I see for a lump in my face?

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

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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.

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.

Spinal surgery: The most common surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is laminectomy which removes bone from the spine to remove pressure from the nerves. Depending on your particular imaging studies and symptoms you may need something different such as discectomy or fusion. ...Read more

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What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

What should I do about my neck and shoulder pain as a result of a car accident?

Neck pain: Try a heating pad, massage, and an anti inflammatory. If pain does not go away then you will need to seen an orthopedist. ...Read more

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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?

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