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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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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 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 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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Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Which type of doctor should I see for hip pain?

Several: Your family doctor, a rheumatologist, an orthopedic surgeon amongst others. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for leg swelling?

What type of doctor should I see for leg swelling?

Depends: Many types of doctors treat leg pain. Many causes are musculoskeletal making an orthopod a good choice, but many are also commonly diagnosed and well treated by your family physician. Start with one of those and if it something more serious like a vascular or dermatologic issue, they can refer you in the right direction. ...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 should I see for chest trauma?

What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the injury, your primary md may be able to help you or perhaps refer you to a thoracic surgeon or trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then starting with your family doc should give you peace of mind. ...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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What kind of doctor should I see for constant back pain?

Start simply: There are specialists in the areas of the spine, including physiatrists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons and orthopedists. Many in spine clinics. However, there can be some simple reasons for back pain so i would start with a good primary provider to be certain that medical reasons for pain, or sleep dysfunction or depression are not contributing. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for low back pain?

Simple solutions: Start with your primary care doctor. Chiropractic physicians provide conservative management and can order xrays as necessary. Several large, recent studies show chiropractic is the safest and most cost effective interventions. Word of mouth referral is best place to start. American academy of osteopathy (aao) can help you locate a do in your area specializing in structural medicine. ...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 should I see for stomach pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for stomach pain?

Primary care: A primary care physician can assess your abdominal pain by taking a history, performing an examination and ordering appropriate tests. Your primary care physician can also refer you to a subspecialist if needed. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

What kind of doctor should I go see for hand pain?

Bone doctor: Orthopedic surgeon who may or not be a specialist in hand. ...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 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 I see for hand/finger pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for hand/finger pain?

Finger pain: start with your PCP, as many common things do not require a specialized treatment, however if there is more detail needed then a hand surgeon ...Read more

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What kind of doc should I see for back pain?

Back pain: First see your pmd. He may send to to a rehab medicine doctor, or a pain doctor. Other options include pt, chiropractic etc.. ...Read more