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What Kind Of Doctor To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a neck injury and few years ago and now I am having neck pain. What type of doctor should I see?
Neck pain: First see your pmd. You will probably need some testing and then he will decide who you should see. ...Read more
What type of doc to diagnose headache, fatigue, ab.Pain, neck pain, side chest pain.When no one can figure it out, who to see other than my fnp, &er doc
Moans, bones...: Abdominal groans. The above are symptoms of parathyroid disease. I would start with an endocrinologist at this time. May be able to lump all these symptoms together. Or, more likely, explain some. Attack one piece at a time. Move on to a neurologist for headache. Gi doc or general surgeon for abdominal pain. Etc. ...Read more
Woke up after sleeping on bad pillow with terrible neck pain and pain when turning head, side of head hurts too, what type of doctor should I see?
Neck pain: Not sure you need to see a doctor at all. If just happened use ice on the muscle. Can use otc pain relievers. Also use a good cervical support pillow. Expect to be improved in 5-7 days. If worsening pain or tingling or numbness into arm see you primary care 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
My neck has been hurting and at times it could be painful, I've been having this neck pain for about 3 or 4 days. Should I see a doctor?
Aleve (naproxen) & chiropractor: First try Aleve (naproxen) (similar to ibuprofen). If neck pain doesn't resolve after a couple of days, find an inexpensive chiropractor for around $20-$45 and go one or two times. Because there was no known injury, there is no need for an expensive xray at this early stage. ...Read more
Yes: Usually a week to 10 days is enough time for those pains to improve on their own, if they are going to. Longer pain strongly suggests they are going to need other treatment instead of just rest ...Read more
Osteopathic Doctor: If primary care doc can't help, he often ships you to physical rehab/therapy, orthopedic/neurosurgeons, 'pain' docs who kill nerves, inject pain meds, etc.For a more comprehensive & conservative approach, consider an osteopathic physician. He can do everything mds do, but also does hands-on diagnosis & treatment (similar to chiropractic but more extensive) often finding & fixing overlooked causes. ...Read more
I was told i need a referral to see a pain doc? I made an appt with the pain doc before my pcp for neck pain. What should I do? Felt pcp couldn't help
Neck pain: Cervical radiculopathy refers to an inflammation of a nerve root in the neck. The radiculopathy is usually from a herniated disc or a bone spur compressing the nerve and sometimes the spinal cord. It is prudent to see a neurosurgeon and obtain an MRI of the cervical spine prior to receiving a cortisone shot in the neck from a pain management physician. ...Read more
Who should I see if I have head/back neck pain? Mastoid was bothering me& now underneath it there's what seems like a swollen lymph..Fam doc or?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old daughter woke up with neck pain. She says it hurts to move it up and down in a "yes" movement. What could this be? Do we need to see a doctor today?
I have pain and numbness in both my arms at night that will wake me up. No neck pain. Which doctor I should see, ortho/ neuro??
Neurologist first : Without examining you, it is difficult to pinpoint the issue. The most likely cause is an issue with your nerves. It can be a primary nerve problem (neuropathy) or secondary to mechanical compression somewhere along your nerves. For example, a centrally herniated cervical (Neck) disc can cause your symptoms. ...Read more
I hit my head a couple days ago and passed out. I woke up today with neck pain and have headaches and dizziness. Should I wait to see a doctor?
I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?
Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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