Spinal Pain Doctor
There are many types of pain doctors that care for patients experiencing pain due to spinal conditions. Choosing the most appropriate type of health care provider greatly depends on the patient’s symptoms, such as the duration and severity of the spinal pain. Most patients first discuss their spinal pain symptoms with a primary care provider such as a medical doctor, chiropractor or doctor of osteopathic medicine, but if the patient’s spinal or back pain does not respond to initial treatment, the services of a spine specialist may be the best option.
Spinal Disc Problems
Spinal disc problems can lead to symptoms of back pain and/or sciatica. Back pain with sciatica is a common back pain complaint. Most patients have a “simple” back pain where serious underlying issues are unlikely. However, a skilled spinal pain doctor will always be aware of warning signs which may justify investigation or even an emergency admission to further diagnose and treat the spinal pain. Spinal disc problems can include:
Degenerative disc disease
Three Groups of Health Providers Who Treat Back Pain
For many people with back pain, the first contact for most back pain sufferers is the general doctor. The first group includes primary care physician, family practice doctor, internist, pediatrician, chiropractor and Doctor of Osteopathy. They are also the medical practitioners that usually diagnose a spinal problem and refer their patients to spine specialists.
The second group of health care providers is composed of spine specialists have a specific area of expertise in diagnoses and treatments for spinal and back pain. These specialists are surgeons, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, neurologists and rheumatologists.
For patients with chronic spinal problems or back pain, the third group includes therapists for back pain or psychological help:
The first step in finding the best spinal pain doctor is to have an examination so a proper diagnosis for care and treatment can be made. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best spinal pain doctor in NYC.