Deciding What Doctor to See for a Herniated Disc in Neck
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Not sure what doctor to see for a herniated disc in the neck? Is it better to see a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon when you have a slipped disk?
We suggest that you start the evaluation with your primary care physician. Many people also start with a chiropractor. If symptoms associated with the herniated cervical disc such as neck pain with arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness develop then an MRI may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis of slipped disk. At that time you elect to see a spinal surgery specialist who will be either a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon.
If possible, visit a practice that has the neuro-ortho team so that you can be evaluated by both a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Seth Neubardt is part of the neuro-ortho team at one of New York’s most experienced spinal surgical practices. View information about scheduling an appointment and contact the office.