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What questions should I ask my neurosurgeon at my back pain visit?

What questions should I ask my neurosurgeon at my back pain visit?

What is my diagnosi: Most neuro surgeons i know only see nerve pain leg arm pain pinched nerves dont cause most back pain spine bone joints muscles do. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon (Definition)

A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more


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Low back pain after hip replacement neurosurgeon?

Low back pain after hip replacement neurosurgeon?

SI joint : It may be si joint dysfunction. Having said that, a spine specialist should be able to perform a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident on tuesday. I didn't have back pain at the time of my ER visit and now I do 4 days later. Should i go back in?

Yes, but not ER: They will send you out to another care giver. You could start with a variety of clinicians who can help: chiropractor, physical medicine and rehab, orthopedic evaluation followed by actual treatment by a chiropractor, physical therapist, pain medicine doc, massage therapist, acupuncturist... ...Read more

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I am getting pain in right thigh ; a nerve at right leg junction causing pain in thigh; right testical and back pain.Pls suggest whom i need to visit?

I am getting pain in right thigh ; a nerve at right leg junction causing pain in thigh; right testical and back pain.Pls suggest whom i need to visit?

Disc herniation: This may be symptoms of a disc herniation . Sounds like it is involving one of the upper lumbar nerve roots. Best doctor to seek treatment for this condition is a physiatrist. Specialist who focuses on musculoskeletal, neurological and orthopedic conditions. ...Read more

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This is the first time i've had low back pain. Will I have to have x-rays on my first visit to the doctor?

This is the first time i've had low back pain. Will I have to have x-rays on my first visit to the doctor?

No: Generally an x-ray is not necessary for your first visit for back pain. The exception might be if you had trauma to your back (car accident, fall from a ladder, etc.) the great majority of the time only conservative measures are needed for back pain, such as anti-inflammatory medications, rest, stretching, and physical therapy. Consult your doctor if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain for 5 weeks along with constipation for 2 weeks. I have a GP visit next week but the pain in horrible. Should I go to the ER?

Severe low back pain for 5 weeks along with constipation for 2 weeks. I have a GP visit next week but the pain in horrible. Should I go to the ER?

Try to have BM: I presume you are taking (possibly strong) pain pills for your back & this has contributed to constipation. If horrible BACK pain, & on meds, go to Urgent Care or ER. If ABDOMINAL pain, possibly from constipation, try to have BM through CAREFUL Fleet's or water enema or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Basics for constipation of dietary fiber, WATER, and exercise should be in place. If no BM, to Urgent Care/ ER. ...Read more

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I have gotten a stiff neck along with lower back pain ,so do i visit a neurologist or orthopedist ?

Stiff neck and back: pain are common problems. Primary care doctors can often deal with this as can chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists. Private practice neurologists will vary a bit in their approach and are well trained to treat these problems conservatively. Orthopedic surgeons like to order scans and operate on things. I would go with a conservative approach first (read up on both topics) ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist. Should I use heat or ice? Should I visit a chiropractor? Steroid shot?

I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist.  Should I use heat or ice?  Should I visit a chiropractor?  Steroid shot?

Both: Alternating heat and ice are good.I would recommend a sports medicine physician or rehab medicine you could also see the chiropractor.steroid shots are generally helpful ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more