Finding the Right Doctor to Treat Back Pain - dummies

Finding the Right Doctor to Treat Back Pain

By Michael S. Sinel, William W. Deardorff

Part of Back Pain Remedies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Finding the right practitioner can be the key to solving your back pain problem. Before a physician or specialist treats you, do a little checking up on your own to be sure that the healthcare professional is right for you and your back pain problem. Take the following questions into the doctor’s office with you to help ensure that you find the right doctor:

  • What is your degree and where did you do your training?

  • Are you board-certified in your specialty?

  • To what medical and professional societies do you belong?

  • How long have you practiced in this area?

  • Do you have special training in treating back pain problems?

  • Are you comfortable treating back pain problems using a conservative (non-surgical) approach?

  • What percentage of the patients you see have back pain problems?