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When it comes to injury and pain of the back getting relief fast is imperative. Book your same or next day appointments with aspecialist completely online.

Is it possible to find a same or next day appointment?

Our extensive network of physicians offers patients an abundance of availability when it comes to booking their appointments. You will be able to easily find and book a same or next day appointment with a top-rated provider in your area. Whether you need an in-person visit or a telemedicine consultation, find and book completely online.

Can I book a virtual appointment with a spinal doctor?

Virtual consultation visits have become a major advantage to many aspects of healthcare. Manyproviders do offer virtual visitswhich can lower patient to patient contact and exposure. Only minor injury and illness can be treated completely virtual. As well as prescription refill for certain medications and any medical advice that may be needed. Virtual appointments are also beneficial to patients who already have a close relationship to their physician. During your consultation your provider will let you know if you need to be seen in office for optimal treatment.

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Discover a practitioner who is local to you and make sure they can offer you are clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician that fits all your requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your medical decisions. Once you have narrowed down the perfect provider, you can manage all aspects of your healthcare completely online.

Are there any practitioners with after-hours or weekend availability?

There are manyproviders offering both after-hoursand weekend availability. You can easily search for availability after 5pm Monday-Friday or anytime on Saturdays and Sundays. Some health providers will only offer limited office hours on the weekends, but it should be an adequate amount of time to have an in-person or virtual consultation conducted.

Is there a Back Specialist Near Me who will accept my insurance?

Most providersaccept all commonly used health insurances.

How does acupuncture work to managespinalpain anddiscomfort?

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Tiny needles are inserted into the skin at various points throughout the body. It is believed that the technique changes the flow of energy by inserting the needles through the energy flow pathway.Your energy flow is then re-balanced after the insertion of the needles. Western medicine philosophy believes that these points stimulate nerves, connective tissues, and muscles which boosts the natural defense mechanisms in your body.

What medical services are offered by a spinal surgeon?

Injuries of the spine are becoming more and more common due to an aging population, accidents, years of bad posture, and over exertion. Surgery allows physicians to move, fix, and decompress vertebrae if necessary. It is also possible to completely remove vertebrae and replace them all together if damage is extensive. The most common surgeries are:

  • Disc implants - an alternative to a fusion, where they implant a new disc. This treatment is not available to everyone.
  • Fusion – joining two or more vertebrae. This relives pain by giving the column more stability for a fracture or to eliminate discomfort that may be caused to certain movements.
  • Laminectomy – The bone which covers the vertebrae is removed to relive pressure from underlying structures
  • Discectomy – removal of a herniation to relieve irritation of an afflicted nerve

Does and orthopedic or neurosurgeon perform surgery on the spine?

It used to be that only a neurosurgeon performed surgery on the spine, but now orthopedic surgeons are also highly trained and qualified at performing surgery for the spine. Neurosurgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the brain, intracranial and intraspinal vasculature, spinal cord, and nerves. Most split their surgical time between brain and spine surgery. Orthopedic surgeons focus on the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and joint disorders like vertebral column disorders, total joint replacements, arthritis, hand injuries, sports injuries, bone tumors, and trauma. Orthopedic surgeons choose a specialty of one area of the body to focus on.

What is the difference between a disc herniation and a bulge?

Your spine is formed by a long column of vertebrae with discs in the middle of each vertebra that are used as shock absorbers between the bone. Running down your vertebral column is your spinal cord and peripheral nerves that branch off the spinal cord. Each disc is structed with a soft center called the nucleus pulposus which is surrounded by a tough exterior called the annulus fibrosus. When there is a bulge, it loses its structure like letting the air out of tire. This new shape can be very painful when it pushes on surrounding nerves. Disc herniation is result of the softer center pushing through the tough exterior of the disk and leaking into the surrounding space, also putting pressure on nearby nerves which can cause excruciating pain. Herniations tend to be a little more serious because they protrude farther and put more pressure on the surrounding nerves. Sometimes a steroid injection or surgery are needed to relieve pain.

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