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What kind of doctor do I see for neck pain?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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In brief: 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. See a doctor now ›
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
This is especially true if your primary care doctor is an osteopathic physician (D.O.) All DO's, in addition to MD-style training, have additional specialized training in hands-on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Often, they can diagnose and treat the problem right there, in the office, with their bare hands. If not, they can still order appropriate testing, frequently make a more exact diagnosis, and get you the appropriate care or to the appropriate specialist, if you need one.
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine , 44 years in practice
Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
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In brief: Primary physician

Start with a primary care physician, they may ultimately refer you to a physiatrist (musculoskeletal doctor), neurologist or even a spine surgeon.

In brief: Primary physician

Start with a primary care physician, they may ultimately refer you to a physiatrist (musculoskeletal doctor), neurologist or even a spine surgeon.
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
This is especially true if your primary care doctor is an osteopathic physician (D.O.) All DO's, in addition to MD-style training, have additional specialized training in hands-on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Often, they can diagnose and treat the problem right there, in the office, with their bare hands. This could avoid all those referrals. If not, your DO can still order appropriate testing, frequently make a more exact diagnosis, and get you the appropriate care or to the appropriate specialist, if you need one.
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management , 11 years in practice
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