Should I See a Neurologist for My Neck or Back Pain?

Have you tried everything for your neck or back pain without success? You are not alone as nearly one-hundred million Americans report dealing with some form of neck or back pain each year and sixty to eighty percent of adults will experience neck or back pain at some point in their lifetime that interferes with their daily activities. Many neck and back pain patients will explore countless treatment options and specialists seeking relief. 

Did you know neurologists are highly specialized non-surgical experts trained specifically on disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves, and muscles? This training allows Dr. Ata to not only determine if your neck or back pain is caused by a bone or disc pathology, but also discover the cause or causes of your symptoms utilizing numerous advanced diagnostic tests such as Electromyography (EMG) to determine if your symptoms are caused by an injury to your nerves or muscles. 

At NeuroCare of Texas in Frisco, Texas, Ahmad Saeed Ata, M.D. is a board certified neurologist and neurophysiology specialist with over twenty years experience treating neck and back pain. If you are looking for an accurate diagnosis to determine the cause, and subsequent treatment of your neck or back pain or you are seeking a second opinion Dr. Ata can help. 

What Are the Most Common Causes of Neck or Back Pain?  

How do Neurologists Diagnose Neck or Back Pain?

Neck and back pain are diagnosed with a thorough medical history and physical examination. Dr. Ata will ask questions to find out the location, intensity, trigger, and extent of your pain. This information allows Dr. Ata to understand the full scope of your symptoms. Dr. Ata may decide to order diagnostic testing that provides valuable information so that he can make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. 

What Treatment Options May Neurologists Recommend for Neck or Back Pain?

Do Neurologists Work Closely with Other Specialists? 

Neurologists do work closely with other many other specialists. The physicians they work closely with are often dependent of the patient’’s specific condition or pathology. Neurologists are specialists who diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Neurologists are experts in diagnosing and treating countless pathologies. This  expertise allows neurologists to quickly identify if a patient suffering from neck or back pain needs to see another specialist such as pain management or a neurosurgeon. Neurologists do not perform surgery, they will determine the cause of your neck or back pain and exhaust conservative treatment modalities before recommending a surgery consultation. The specialists Dr. Ata works closely with are:

I Have Already Seen a Doctor for My Neck or Back Pain. Will Dr. Ata See Me?

Yes, we see patients from nearly every referral source with a wide range of complex conditions. Many times a referral is sent from a neurosurgeon, primary care physician, chiropractor, or orthopedic surgeon requesting Dr. Ata’s evaluation and management of a specific pathology. Another common reason patients schedule appointment with Dr. Ata is they are seeking a second opinion on their neck or back pain after they have already seen another specialist or Neurologist.

Is a Neurologist Highly Specialized in Diagnosing Neck or Back Pain? 

Yes, a neurologist focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Neurologists are trained and high specialized on the non-surgical treatment of disorders affecting the brain, spine, and nerves. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Ata you can expect:

To learn more about neck or back pain, or obtain the neurological care you need, call us at NeuroCare of Texas (214) 618-0808 or request an appointment with Dr. Ata through our website. 

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