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Should I see a orthopedic or a spine doctor first for my back pain?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Neither.

Back pain is a primary care issue.
No need to see specialist unless surgery is indicated.

In brief: Neither.

Back pain is a primary care issue.
No need to see specialist unless surgery is indicated.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

You first need to see your pcp to establish a proper diagnosis.
If necessary you will be referred to the proper specialist.

In brief: Neither

You first need to see your pcp to establish a proper diagnosis.
If necessary you will be referred to the proper specialist.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To see PMD

First, go to see your regular doctor for your back pain.
Your regular doctor is able to manage majority of back pain. Problem. If you need to be seen by a specialist, your regular doctor will be able to direct you the right place.

In brief: To see PMD

First, go to see your regular doctor for your back pain.
Your regular doctor is able to manage majority of back pain. Problem. If you need to be seen by a specialist, your regular doctor will be able to direct you the right place.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Go to a spine clinic

The best approach to back pain is at multidisciplinary clinics where they have physiatrists (rehab), surgeons, and physical therapists--most people don't need surgery!

In brief: Go to a spine clinic

The best approach to back pain is at multidisciplinary clinics where they have physiatrists (rehab), surgeons, and physical therapists--most people don't need surgery!
Dr. Anthony Back
Dr. Anthony Back
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