While I am not new to pain, over the course of the years I have dealt with Surgeons, PM Docs for injections, and my PCP for certain meds and referrals. I do have worse problems now, and I am going down a different path for ongoing chronic pain treatment for which I have chosen to see a physiatrist ( the one I chose specializes in pain medicine and EMG testing ( he did my EMG test), however the practice seems to offer more treatments then the PM doc I saw for injections, along with more thorough physical exams). I am just curious about experiences with either type of Doctor, or do some see both?
Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
Discectomy L5-S1 2002
Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014