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I'm needing to be seen degenerative disc disease.

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I'm needing to be seen for my degenerative disc disease.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


what is your medical question

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I do not do phone calls

Please tell me your city and state.

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

I have not heard back from you.

The type of doctor you need for this, assuming you don't need a surgeon, is an MD specialist of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

This is a special type of MD, now plentiful.

They are also called physiatrists.

A physiatrist is an MD or DO doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will tailor a physical therapy to you and your tests, and can do the tests, and who will also use novel electronic and traction therapies, and can handle pain control or work with your pain control doctor and your other doctors.
The reason physical therapy often does not help is because it is not individualized.
This doctor will do that as well.
These doctors...physiatrists are oriented to improving the situation to the point that you don't need surgery or medications.

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