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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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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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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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I had a neck injury and few years ago and now I am having neck pain. What type of doctor should I see?

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

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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What kind of doctor could address my chronic neck pain!?

What kind of doctor could address my chronic neck pain!?

FP: Your Family Doctor would be the first person to see about this. Specialist doctors that deal with chronic neck pain are called 'physiatrists' and a consult with one might be helpful. You can also see a chiropractor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with neck pain?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with neck pain?

Yes: Neck pain is a common problem with almost two thirds of the american population experiencing neck pain at some time in their lives. Every year 15% of the population experiences new onset of neck pain. ...Read more

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I'm having neck pain-spine out of line. What doctor to see?

Neurologist: Neurologist who is specializing in pain management with multidisciplinary treatment model. (biofeedback, interventional pain procedure, acupuncture, physical therapy). ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor if my shoulder and neck pain haven't went away after a week?

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

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Neck pain for along time-- what doctors should I see?

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

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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

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What type of doctor specializes in shoulder blade and neck pain, headaches?

What type of doctor specializes in shoulder blade and neck pain, headaches?

Spine nerve irritate: You may have neck nerve root irritation please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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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?

Ear Nose and throat : Ent or a general surgeon will be most likely ones to take care of your problem alternatively you can see your primary care doctor to start with then he can refer you to some one in your area good luck. ...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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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??

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

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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 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?

You should not wait: Although chances of intra cranial injury are low, loss of consciousness means significant injury. You might also have a neck injury. Only a neuro exam by a doctor can tell whether you need more tests, such as a CT brain scan. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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