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What specialist is best for back injuries?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
For low energy injuries (strains, minor falls), your primary care doctor is a great place to start for advice.
For major trauma, a person specializing in spine (neurological or orthopaedic spine surgeon) is a better choice. If a person has weakness, pain in the arms or legs, change in feeling in the arms, legs, or trunk should see an orthopedic or neurological spine surgeon.

In brief: Depends
For low energy injuries (strains, minor falls), your primary care doctor is a great place to start for advice.
For major trauma, a person specializing in spine (neurological or orthopaedic spine surgeon) is a better choice. If a person has weakness, pain in the arms or legs, change in feeling in the arms, legs, or trunk should see an orthopedic or neurological spine surgeon.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
Sports Medicine
In brief: Spine specialist
Spine specialists include spine physiatrists (non-surgical, trained in spine management, some do spine injections), spine orthopaedic surgeons.
It looks like you live in palo alto, ca. Stanford has great spine physiatrists and orthopaedic surgeons.

In brief: Spine specialist
Spine specialists include spine physiatrists (non-surgical, trained in spine management, some do spine injections), spine orthopaedic surgeons.
It looks like you live in palo alto, ca. Stanford has great spine physiatrists and orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
In brief: Many
Most chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists and pain management doctors should be able to treat an acute back injury.
A general doctor or internist can also treat it, but not a good idea to just take pills for it.

In brief: Many
Most chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists and pain management doctors should be able to treat an acute back injury.
A general doctor or internist can also treat it, but not a good idea to just take pills for it.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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