Diseases of the spine does not one doctor, but several – and each uses his techniques and is responsible for its part of the complex therapeutic measures. Often back pain are not caused by problems of the musculoskeletal system, and diseases of internal organs (lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, etc.). Their symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of diseases of the spine, the patient usually requires careful diagnosis, which will assign a therapist public profile after the initial inspection.
After the initial examination, the doctor directs the patient to the orthopedic surgeon who put a preliminary diagnosis and prescribe x-ray examination. To clarify the diagnosis may also need passage of a magnetic resonance or computer tomography. In addition, you have to take the General blood and urine tests, which determine the presence of inflammatory processes in the body, metabolic disorders and other important data.
The expert of a narrow profile is the doctor-vertebrologist, which specializiruetsya on the pathologies of the spine, combining several specialties. In most clinics, spine is missing, but in severe cases it is recommended to get consultation in a specialized clinic. The entrapment and inflammation of spinal nerves does the doctor-the neurologist, determining the cause of back pain and searching for effective drug treatment.
The deformation of the spine should be consult a podiatrist or an orthopedist-traumatologist who makes the diagnosis and assigns the appropriate treatment. Professionals in this field also includes therapists but they must have the diploma of medical education and sufficient experience in the treatment of diseases of the spine. Many clinics recruit "experts" without the above requirements, which often leads to a worsening of the problems of patients who have decided to "slip" the doctors from the hospital and instantly healed under the hands of fashionable a chiropractor.
It is not necessary to know the reception clinics, what doctor specializiruetsya on disorders of the spine – there will still be sent first to the therapist.
You may also need the advice of non-core endocrinologist, as many diseases of the spine causing impaired metabolism.