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How can a specialist tell where the pain is coming from

EnnaEEnna Spain but BritishPosts: 21
edited 08/11/2013 - 10:22 AM in Chronic Pain
I was supposed to have an injection in my spine last week with the pain clinic, somewhere or other the doctor got the wrong message and I just ended up with a prescription for a load of tramadol and Arcoxia. I am in Spain so not sure whether the English language got in the way.

Two days later I had to dispense with almost all the tramadol and went back to my original medication which is Pazital 35% Tramadol and the rest Paracetamol.

I have to wait now another 3 months for a re-appointment with the pain clinic but at the same time we have made an appointment with the specialist to find out what *edited for language**
happened to his message - which I think was because he put the message on a piece of paper and perhaps not onto my records on the computer.

The injection was supposed to find out where my pain was coming from:

My pain which I have had now for many many years is in the buttock area almost on the top of my hip bone (but it isn't my hip) and my groin.

When you have an injection what does the injection contain, lithocaine?

Where doe the injection go and

How does the lithocaine help the diagnosis

I understand that the specialist are trying to find out whether its my spine (I have had L3/4 and L4/5 decompression 4 years ago) or SI joint.

I really need some advice because all I can do is read on the internet. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
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