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What choices do I have for treating back injury?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Baum
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Most acute back injuries are self-limiting and can be treated with rest and over the counter medication.
If the pain lasts more than a few days one should see a medical professional and especially if the patient has numbness or tingling going down the legs.

In brief: Many

Most acute back injuries are self-limiting and can be treated with rest and over the counter medication.
If the pain lasts more than a few days one should see a medical professional and especially if the patient has numbness or tingling going down the legs.
Dr. Jeffrey Baum
Dr. Jeffrey Baum
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This type of question cannot be answered without knowing the type , extent and the physical signs present after the trauma.
The answer could be nothing much except symptomatic treatment to neurological or orthopedic surgery. Back problems can fall within the territory of 4 major specialities, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and rheumatology.

In brief: Depends

This type of question cannot be answered without knowing the type , extent and the physical signs present after the trauma.
The answer could be nothing much except symptomatic treatment to neurological or orthopedic surgery. Back problems can fall within the territory of 4 major specialities, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and rheumatology.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain Management

I would add that back problems are also treated by pain management physicians most of whom are anesthesiologists or physiatrists.

In brief: Pain Management

I would add that back problems are also treated by pain management physicians most of whom are anesthesiologists or physiatrists.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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