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What Kind Of Doctor To See For Neck 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiatrist: Any primary care doctor can field this problem, but i think a good physiatrist (physical med doctor) could be helpful. ...Read more
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
What kind of doctor do I need to see to address a myofascial pain problem on my neck and mastication muscles?
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
A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the appropriate specialist to see. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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