The problem with back and spine issues is that it can be difficult to find the cause of the problem. Pain can be displaced and it is not always in the same area as the injury or spine issue. Nerve damage or interference is common; a problem in the spine may be felt in the legs, hips, shoulders or other areas. To pinpoint the real issue, you need the help of a spine specialist.
Spine, back and neck problems come in many forms. They can start slowly from degeneration or wear and tear on the discs or vertebrae; other problems are sudden due to an injury. Going to your regular doctor for discomfort can be frustrating if they are not able to find the cause of the problem. Often spine issue can be misdiagnosed, prolonging the process to get relief.
A spine specialist is often needed to get an accurate diagnosis of some spinal issues. An extensive knowledge of the spine components and surrounding nerve, tissues and musculoskeletal system is needed to pinpoint the issue and offer a medical solution. There may be more than one issue occurring at the same time, which can be difficult to diagnose by a general physician. A specialist is more likely to have the knowledge and experience with more complex spinal issues to complete an accurate diagnosis and begin effective treatment.
If you have a back or neck issue, or pain/numbness in your shoulders, legs, hips or feet, you may need to see a spine specialist to find the root cause of your issue. Once the real issue is pinpointed, you can begin exploring treatment options to give you relief.
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Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians
5730 Glenridge Drive Northeast #230
Atlanta, GA 30328
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