What is the role of a primary care provider in the treatment of mechanical back pain?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: Debra G Perina, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Outpatient follow-up is generally managed by the patient's private physician. Patients with true sciatica or nerve root findings may also require consultation with an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon.


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