You can rely upon your family doctor for treating all sorts of regular health conditions and also for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But when it comes to treating chronic pain in joints and nerves or a bone injury then you must look for a specialist orthopedic and spine surgeon who have vast experience and knowledge in treating musculoskeletal system. Hip orthopedic doctors and spine treatment specialists are known for addressing even minor bone issues as well along with debilitating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Some orthopedic and spine surgeons have specializations in treatment of specific musculoskeletal system areas wherein they can not only alleviate symptoms but can also provide required treatment for curing the problem completely. They do not reach conclusions hastily and before starting the treatment they diagnose the problem properly through various tests and then suggest the best possible treatment.
They will not only help you control the symptoms and pains but will also analyze whether you need to go for a surgery or not.
Sometimes it becomes hard to determine the right time to visit an orthopedic specialist or even a general physician for curing any problem. If you feel any kind of trauma in your joints, bone or tendon then it is suggested to visit a specialist, however if you are suffering from chronic pain then you can visit your local physician first and see whether he recommends you to any specialist or not.