Choice of pain management

Patient

Q: Is there a difference between going to a pain management doctor for relief of back n neck pain than going for epidural shots of steroids.

Doctor

A:    Part of the Pain Management specialty deal with the epidural proceedings to treat certain kinds of pain syndromes. The specialist, meaning the pain management doctor, will decide what type of proceeding will use on any given patient to treat the pain issue.

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