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What can I expect when I see a spine specialist for the first time?

Spine specialists are always taking new patients with many types of back- or neck-related issues. Spine specialists can also provide a second opinion if you are seeing a neurosurgeon. Overall, a spine specialist will discuss your condition, address any concerns you have and explain your options for care to make sure you're on the right path.

When seeing a spine specialist for the first time, expect an examination and imaging studies.

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