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What kind of doctor to see for wrist and nerve pain?

What kind of doctor to see for wrist and nerve pain?

Yes: One may see a physiatrist (also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician). They are non-surgical bone, joint, nerve, muscle specialists. They may do a specialized test to evaluate the nerve/muscle (called and emg/ncs); it is like an ekg of the nerve/muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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What type of doctor mighti need to see for shoulder pain?

What type of doctor mighti need to see for shoulder pain?

Orthopedic surgeon: I suggest that you see an orthopedic surgeon with a fair amount of experience with shoulders. Orthopedic surgeons get experience with shoulders with either years of practice and/or during an extra year of training called a fellowship (in either shoulder or sports medicine). Despite the name, ortho surgeons know more than just surgery. They'll keep you out of surgery if possible. ...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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What kind of doctor to see for muscle strain?

What kind of doctor to see for muscle strain?

Muscle Strain: See an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist. They will be able to evaluate your injury and provide a treatment plan for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

What kind of doctor should you see for hip pain?

Depends: Depends on where the hip pain is located. If in the groin, it is likely the hip joint and that would require rheumatologist or orthopedic evaluation. If low on the side of the pelvis, it could be bursitis. ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor should I see for sciatica pain?

Which kind of doctor should I see for sciatica pain?

Sciatica pain: A pain specialist should be the first doctor you should see. If not already, get an MRI to confirm it is sciatica (piinched nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve). Regular exercises are necessary and avoid prolonged sitting, slouching and lifting heavy objects in a wrong manner. Use knees and hips while lifting rather than bending down. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for neck and spine?

What type of doctor should I see for neck and spine?

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 more

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What kind of doctor should I see for muscularskeletal pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for muscularskeletal pain?

Physiatrist: Any primary care doctor can field this problem, but i think a good physiatrist (physical med doctor) could be helpful. ...Read more

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What kind of physical exam is done from a pain management doctor for neck pain? What causes nerve impingement in the neck? Please help and explain

What kind of physical exam is done from a pain management doctor for neck pain? What causes nerve impingement in the neck? Please help and explain

Neck pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. ...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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Type of doctor to see for joint pain?

Type of doctor to see for joint pain?

Depends: Depends on what joint is affected. The options are the internist or orthopaedic or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for neuralgia and myofascial pain?

What type of doctor should I see for neuralgia and myofascial pain?

Orofacial pain: Myofascial pain syndrome and neuralgia are a chronic condition and OFP doctors are specialists in this field. ...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 doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

What kind of doctor should I go to for this ankle pain?

Specialist: See a physician that specializes and has training in the treatment of the ankle. Podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

Eye care provider: An optician grinds lenses for glasses, an optometrist is a trained eye care provider that has not been trained to perform surgery, and an ophthalmologist has gone to medical school and residency and may have had subspecialty training (main distinction is surgical training). ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should he see for pain on the muscle at your temple?

What kind of doctor should he see for pain on the muscle at your temple?

Primary, neurologist: Initially your primary care doctor. If it continues after his/her treatment recommendations or there are other factors involved, you may need a neurologist. ...Read more

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Which type of us doctor should I see for neck pain?

Which type of us doctor should I see for neck pain?

Internist: I would start with your internist/family doctor and they will be best able to perform an initial evaluation and refer you to an appropriate specialist if necessary like myself (pain management). Additionally, spine surgeons, chiropractors, neurologists, and physical therapists all play an important role in diagnosis and treatment of back pain. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I need to see for chronic back pain, fatigue and weakness?

Rheumatologist: I would probably start with a rheumatologist but back pain is a complaint that is often handled by orthopedists, neurologists and pain management. ...Read more