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#278203 - 06/14/17 02:28 AM Orthopedic or a Neurologist?
Shippingnews Offline
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I tried asking this question on my other post, but due to some website issue, it was getting posted blank.
Please do not laugh at it, because I am posting multiple posts(for some people it may be a matter of laugh)- but for me it is not.

Can someone please advice me who is better at checking spinal cord disorders, spinal stenosis, nerve compression? Is it a orthopedic or a Neurologist?

Thanks in advance!
Male, early 30s. AS diagnosed Sep 2015. HLAB27+
Current medicines: Omeprazole, Vit D3, Celecoxib(1 tab)/Zorvolex(2 tabs)(alternatimg between these two every week), Pyridoxine, Isoniazid, MTX(3 tab) every wednesday, on humira every two weeks since Dec 2015, Weekly Humira since June 18th 2016
On cosentyx 300mg a month since Dec '16

#278204 - 06/14/17 07:55 AM Re: Orthopedic or a Neurologist? [Re: Shippingnews]
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I would get your Rheumatologist opinion on this one. Do you have recent X-rays? Those will be helpful. Your starting point could be either a neurosurgery consult or a Neurologist depending upon symptoms. If you have acute pain I would begin with the neurosurgery consult.
Pain since 18 years old began as Reiter's Syndrome. Diagnosed with Ank Spon 2001, Remicade since 2002 - 5mg/kg every 7 weeks. 8 hour Tylenol and hot tubs for pain.

Severe Right Eye Glaucoma- Trabeculectomy/lens replacement 2006. DSAEK Cornea Transplant 2009. Ahmed Shunt 6/2016. DSAEK November 2016.

Supra Ventricular Tachycardia. 2004. Cured by RF ablation 2006. Cardizem 240 CD.


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#278212 - 06/14/17 01:56 PM Re: Orthopedic or a Neurologist? [Re: Shippingnews]
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Hello, Shippingnews:

I have used both and much prefer neurologists. That is not to dismiss any good orthopedists, just in general.

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