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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my back pain?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Back pain

Primary care physicians are trained to evaluate and treat many back pain issues.
With specific history, changes on exam, or abnormal ct or mri, you may be referred for surgical opinion, for physical therapy, or be given more simple treatments, medication , muscle relaxants, and self heat/cold/stretching treatments at home.

In brief: Back pain

Primary care physicians are trained to evaluate and treat many back pain issues.
With specific history, changes on exam, or abnormal ct or mri, you may be referred for surgical opinion, for physical therapy, or be given more simple treatments, medication , muscle relaxants, and self heat/cold/stretching treatments at home.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Start with pcp

First most important test is history and physicalexam looking for arears of tenderness lower ext neuro exam.

In brief: Start with pcp

First most important test is history and physicalexam looking for arears of tenderness lower ext neuro exam.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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