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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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