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Determining the Cause of Back & Neck Pain

Finding the cause of back and neck pain can be a difficult task. Your doctor will use information about your symptoms, your examination, imaging studies and other tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.
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Causes of Back Pain
The complaint of low back pain is among the most common presenting symptoms in orthopedic patients. This resource offers information that address the common complaint of back pain, including common symptoms and treatment options.

Who should I see about back pain?
When should you seek the care of a chiropractor for back pain, and when should you see an orthopedic surgeon. While some types of back pain can be managed by a chiropractor, there are some situations when you should be seen by an orthopedic surgeon first.

Should I see a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon?
Should I have an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon perform my surgery? Deciding what type of doctor should manage your back or neck problem is a common question. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can manage and operate on back and neck problems.

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