I just returned from my first appointment with a pain doctor. He tells me my problem is with arthritis in the lumbar facets and I scheduled an appointment for spinal injections. My ortho doctor told
me that my pain is from a l4-5 compression on a nerve. I'm confused. The ortho is the one who referred me to the pain doctor. Can anyone provide some clarity? They both talk so fast and the appointments are so short and hard to process it in the office.