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Doctor for back pain in Zurich

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It's basically the title. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good back pain doctor in Zurich. English speaking. It's the first time I have this pain and need someone to diagnose if it's muscle, inflammation or anything else.

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Old 14.05.2015, 11:26
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Hi,

It's basically the title. Does anyone have a recommendation of a good back pain doctor in Zurich. English speaking. It's the first time I have this pain and need someone to diagnose if it's muscle, inflammation or anything else.

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Look for a Chiropractor, the will all speak some English many will have qualified in the US.
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Old 14.05.2015, 23:21
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Look for a Chiropractor, the will all speak some English many will have qualified in the US.
I''d definitely suggest going to a proper doctor first. There are many possible causes for 'back pain', some of which are way outside the scope of a chiropractor. First stop should be your gp, who will at least be able to prescribe or advise pain relief if appropriate and investigate a lot of the possible medical causes.
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

Best thing would be to see your Hausarzt and/or ask him directly for a recommendation. If it's urgent you could call up the assistants and ask to talk to your doc on the phone. If it's very urgent, I'd go to the ER. If it's not very urgent and you don't have a Hausarzt you could try the Permanence centers.
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

http://www.praxisvillabeausite.ch/
Dr. Monica Weber....she does speak English
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

Thanks so much. It's not urgent but I'd like to tackle it before it becomes one. I was initially contemplating chiropractor as well but thought its best to first get proper diagnosis and then go wherever necessary
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

My Husband had a herniated disc recently and suffered with back pain for a long time. He went to the back clinic at the Hislanden they are specialist doctors there. They were the only people that really helped so I would say get in contact with that clinic. Good luck.
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

Very helpful! Thanks will try that
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

If your profile is correct and you're (still) in the Zurich area, then there's quite a few options.

In addition to the aforementioned Hirslanden Klinik, there is Schulthess Klinik which has an Ortho, Neuro, Pain Management and Therapy clinics. Lots of the consultants there speak exceptional English.

Not far from that is the Balgrist University Hospital with an Orthopaedic clinic with English speaking spine specialists.

I'm certainly not medically qualified at all, so as Ace1 suggests, maybe your first port of call would be your GP, who can refer you on. I think you have an abundance of consultants here in CH, particularly in/near the ZH area.
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

Yes I am still in Zurich. I prefer the Hirslanden option as I've heard quite good I of about them. I am just not sure what kind of specialist should I go to. May be I just call them and see what they suggest.
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Re: Doctor for back pain in Zurich

I would strongly recommend to see an osteopath! Osteopathie Zurich City is a great choice. Most of them speak English.

http://www.osteopathie-zuerich-city.ch/osteopathie.html
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