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    Find a Back and Spine Specialist

    Orthopedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons are physician specialists who diagnose and treat conditions of the spine, including problems with the disks and nerves. Other back specialists come from a number of medical disciplines, including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Management.

    Your primary care physician can evaluate your early symptoms and refer to specialists, as needed. If you don't have one already, you can find a primary care doctor here.

    Find an Orthopedic Surgeon by Geography

    Orthopedic Surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with disorders of the bones, joints and muscles. Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in back problems may perform surgery on the spine.

    When choosing an orthopedic surgeon for a back and spine problem, be sure to check his or her profile for Professional Interests or Fellowship training in the area of your concern - or inquire when you call the physician's office whether he or she focuses on the spine.

    Find a Neurosurgeon by Geography

    A neurosurgeon provides services including surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, and peripheral nerve problems.

    When choosing a neurosurgeon for a back and spine problem, be sure to check his or her profile for Professional Interests or Fellowship training in the area of your concern - or inquire when you call the physician's office whether he or she focuses on the spine.

    Search for Other Specialists

    Other physicians who may treat chronic problems with the back and spine include specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Pain Management.