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Which physician is best for a herniated disk: a chiropractor or a physician or a orthopedist?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: A DO

Is a good nonoperative back choice.
Osteopathic doctor .Fellowship trained spine surgeon for operative care (severe leg pain), neurosurgeons treat herniated discs daily.Additional choices.

In brief: A DO

Is a good nonoperative back choice.
Osteopathic doctor .Fellowship trained spine surgeon for operative care (severe leg pain), neurosurgeons treat herniated discs daily.Additional choices.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Orthopedist

Possibly if you know it is a herniated disk, you have already been diagnosed by an orthopedist.
Chiro offers a massage which can briefly make you feel better but will not correct the problem. You regular physician would probably refer you to an orthopedist. So start with that specialist and follow the treatment pathway outlined.

In brief: Orthopedist

Possibly if you know it is a herniated disk, you have already been diagnosed by an orthopedist.
Chiro offers a massage which can briefly make you feel better but will not correct the problem. You regular physician would probably refer you to an orthopedist. So start with that specialist and follow the treatment pathway outlined.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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