The competence of the neurologist

Neurological disorder, manifested by back pain, osteochondrosis, radiculitis, intervertebral hernia.

Osteochondrosis is a pathological change in cartilage and spinal discs. The pain in this disease constant nagging. During exercise and even when sneezing or coughing pain increases. Other symptoms vary depending on which part of the spine affected. With cervical osteochondrosis observed pain in the arms, shoulders, headache, breast was the feeling of a stake in the breast", with lumbar pain experienced in the legs.

Sciatica – the defeat of roots of the spinal cord. Lumbar radiculitis (sciatica) pain is felt in the lower back, travels to the buttocks and thighs. When the neck-shoulder sciatica the pain experienced in the shoulder blades and the back of the head is amplified when you try to turn your head. Sometimes the manifestations of the shoulder sciatica feel like a heart attack.

Disc herniation occurs when displacement of the intervertebral disc. The symptoms are very similar to low back pain and sciatica, to differentiate these diseases is possible only during a medical examination.

The competence of the other doctors

The reason for back pain could be osteoporosis. It is an endocrine disorder that leads to changes in the composition and structure of bone tissue, reducing its density. Typically, back pain is the only manifestation of osteoporosis felt by the patient. This disease requires the intervention of an endocrinologist and traumatologist-orthopedist and rheumatologist.

Back pain in the chest may be felt when the disease of the lungs – for example, when the pleurisy. This deals with the pulmonologist.

Lower back pain may indicate kidney disease, which treat the nephrologists, on the diseases of the female organs, within the competence of the gynecologist.

Finally, the cause of back pain could be a tumor, metastasis is the responsibility of the oncologist.

To determine the cause of back pain yourself is almost impossible, especially if the patient has no medical training. It is best to start with a reference to the therapist. He will examine the patient, you will ask about associated symptoms, prescribe tests, x-rays of the spine, if necessary, an ultrasound of any of the bodies and depending on the results of the survey will direct the patient to a neurologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist, gynaecologist, nephrologist, or other specialist.