Should You Consult a Neurosurgeon?

Spinal surgeryIf you’re experiencing any type of back or neck pain, it’s critical to consult with your medical team. Your primary care physician can conduct a preliminary exam, all with the idea of sending you to the necessary specialist for more advanced guidance.

Neck pain, for example, can result from many things. From disc degeneration to whiplash, you never know the source of your pain until an experienced doctor takes a closer look.

At some point, you may realize that consulting with a neurosurgeon would be in your best interest. You should schedule an appointment with this type of medical professional for neck pain if:

·      It is accompanied by a headache and/or fever

·      It occurs after a blow to the head, such as in a motor vehicle accident

·      You are experiencing weakness, numbness, or tingling in the hands or arms

·      The pain does not subside with the use of over the counter medication

·      The pain does not improve over the course of several days (or a week at the most)

·      You’ve noticed a difference in your strength and coordination

You should never assume that you’re going overboard by consulting with a neurosurgeon. When it comes to your neck and back health, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

After meeting with a neurosurgeon, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re up against and how to treat your ailment once and for all.

If you’re ready to consult with a neurosurgeon, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re more than happy to schedule an appointment for the near future.