Nearly every person who has responded to the SIRVA Survey has reported seeing a doctor or health care professional who had never heard of SIRVA, and/or was skeptical about whether it exists. In my experience, I have found about half of the doctors I’ve seen to be knowledgeable about SIRVA and the other half completely unaware.
HELP US FILL IN THE MAP!! Have you seen a doctor about SIRVA and had a good experience (found them knowledgeable, compassionate, helpful)? Let us know in the comments, so other people can seek out good doctors near them. I’ll add your positive reviews to the map. Negative reviews of doctors will stay in the comments as a warning to others to stay away! On the map below, red = orthopedist; green = other type of doctor, usually a primary care physician.
(Warning: I’m using a free map widget here, so it may not be super functional. Hover over a marker to see a basic description of the doctor or click on the marker itself to be taken to their webpage/contact info.)
IF THERE’S NO ONE LISTED IN YOUR AREA: My recommendations for your first visit with a doctor or orthopedist are here. I recommend a few peer-reviewed medical journal papers about SIRVA to print out and bring with you in case they’ve never heard of it.
I am really sorry if you see someone listed here and find them unhelpful, or to have a bad attitude. Please let us know and I will adjust the map accordingly! I would love to fill in MORE DOCTORS who are knowledgeable so let me know if you see someone and have a good experience with them!!! But it is important to be aware that the current state of research on treating SIRVA is very limited and not to blame the doctor if they are uncertain of the best course of action for you. I’m just looking for doctors are good at their jobs and who won’t tell you “this is not a real thing”.
DISCLAIMER: I have not personally seen most of the doctors listed on this map. Some of them are listed because they are authors or co-authors on papers about SIRVA, so I assume they’re familiar with it, but make no promises about how good they are. If you see one of them and think they’re terrible, leave a comment and I will remove them from the map.