I'll give you a brief history. I have had pain in my lower back and neck for some time. I went to spine doc and he said i have arthritis in spine and neck. He ordered a MRI and results were herniated disc c5/6. We decided on a shot in the neck for pain so I made an appointment (consultation) with Pain Management specialist on Thursday 6-11-09.
My question is: Do I tell the PM doc about the other pains that I have, for example, lower back, ankles, hips, knee, elbows, etc. I'm more concerned about my lowerback because as in my neck my lower back has constant chronic pain and acute pain once in a while where I am not able to bend even to put my pants on.
Does the PM doc order tests like MRI's and etc. to see why you have other pain? PM docs also prescribe pain meds? an a pain scale from 1 to 10 I think my pain in my neck (lol) is about a 6 everyday. I am constantly aware of it and just want to rest my head.
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for replies. I don't have much to post to other members as I am new and I don't have much advice but I hope you'll be able to help with my questions. Thank you!