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What Kind Of Doctor Should Be Consulted For Severe Pain And Pressure On The Back And Hips?

I have a bad back, so I need a firm mattress. But sleeping on it causes fairly severe pain in all the pressure points (ribs, shoulders, hips, back). I tried putting a softer mattress pad on top, but then it doesn't support my back properly. This has been a problem for years, and appears to be growing worse as I get older (now 56). What would cause such severe sensitivity to pressure and/or what kind of doctor should I see about the problem? Thank you.
Fri, 9 Aug 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

According to me, you should consult musculoskeletal and rheumatologist both. Because you have a chronic problem, so the cause should be found if it is muscular, a bony problem like osteoporosis or related to joints like Rheumatoid arthritis or Ankylosing spondylytis. You need to get X-Ray Blood investigation and proper history to know.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Gaurang B Shah, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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What Kind Of Doctor Should Be Consulted For Severe Pain And Pressure On The Back And Hips?

Hi, According to me, you should consult musculoskeletal and rheumatologist both. Because you have a chronic problem, so the cause should be found if it is muscular, a bony problem like osteoporosis or related to joints like Rheumatoid arthritis or Ankylosing spondylytis. You need to get X-Ray Blood investigation and proper history to know. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Gaurang B Shah, Orthopaedic Surgeon