I have experienced lower back pain for several years now on/off and decided to finally see a doctor about it. Recently, it has been getting worse. The pain is an aching just above my tailbone, along my spine. I don’t know if the problem stems from bad posture or something else, but I aggravated it two weeks ago doing heavy deadlifts.
I have scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to have him take a look at it since it is covered under my insurance. My question is, is this the type of doctor I should be seeing? This particular doctor specializes in back pain, but I wasn’t sure if I should see him, shell out the cash to see an ART pracitioner, or if there was a different type of specialist I should see. Also, what types of questions should I be asking if I go to the orthopedist? Thanks for the input. Obviously, I don’t see doctors much.