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Spine specialist or Neuro Surgeon?

nowwhat44nnowwhat44 Posts: 47
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Which do you think is better for spinal disorders that specifically affect the nerves causing pain and numbness? I am thinking of getting a second opinion from another doctor, but don't know if it should be another spine guy or a neurologist. I know people use both and each may have different ideas on surgery.


  • for myself, I originally was referred to an orthopeodic surgeon, and then he referred me to a neurosurgeon.

    I think that both are good, and everyone has there own personal opinion. The main thing is that they are spinal fellowship trained.

    Are you currently seeing an orthopeodic, or nuerosurgeon?

    All the best

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    I've been very happy with my Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Both an OSS and NS can deal with the same spine issues. It can't hurt to get opinions from both!
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
  • I suppose neither is wrong, but I'm happy in the capable hands of a neurosurgeon.

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