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    What type of doctor do I need?

    Hi everyone,

    So with the help of you guys I figured out what I may have that has been destroying my life so I need to get this fixed asap. I believe I have Ischiogluteal bursitis ​from falling last December and breaking the tiolet seat with my right butt cheek. I went to the company doctors and they said I just have nerve pain and I have to deal with this but I know this is much different than nerve pain as I've had that for 10+ years.

    My question is my current doctors aren't helping, they don't know anything about SCI so who should I be going to so I'm taken seriously and hopefully get this issue resolved by an injection.

    The only doctor I currently have is just a general family doctor.

    Thanks for the help!
    Cory

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    PM&R would be my first guess for the diagnostic evaluation. Check the UCSF website http://www.ucsfhealth.org/directory/...tion_medicine/ for someone specializing in SCI or Musculoskeletal injuries. Someone else on CareCure may have a PM&R doctor that they know in SF.
    A diagnostic ultrasound or MRI can be used to confirm the bursitis. If it is confirmed you can weigh the pros and cons of Physical Therapy or an ultrasound guided injection with your doctor. There's a lot to think about if your sensation is impaired since it's a pressure bearing area.
    Last edited by 2drwhofans; 06-04-2014 at 11:22 PM.

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    Agree with 2drwhofans, a physiatrist would be a good choice. Thankfully, you're in an area where there are many such physical medicine/rehabilitation docs. Hope you can be seen quickly and get some relief!
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    Agree with above PMR or SCI specialty provider MRI of pelvis

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    Great, thanks everyone. I'll look into it asap!
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