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I have severe lower back pain. And both my shoulders keep popping

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I have severe lower back pain. And both my shoulders keep popping out what should I do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Hello

 

Go directly to a specific type of MD Physical medicine and rehabilitation.

 

PM&R

 

These are medical doctors but they are more trained in structural assessment. They can see what is wrong with muscle and spine, and look for any medical illnesses as well.

 

This is likely structural/spine related.

 

If you give me your city and state I can find you a list.

 

PM&R doctors are also called physiatrists, and they are now plentiful.

 

If you google this and your city/state then you will find some.

 

 

Do this right away...get the assessment.

 

You will most likely need physical therapy but other therapies as well. You might need an MRI of the spine.

 

 

The doctor can also do blood testing and examination to rule out muscle disease, kidney problems, or other organ problems such as panreatic and gallbladder.

 

 

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