i'm hoping to get some advice please. i just returned from my pain management dr who'd order an mri & diagnosed me as having a couple of bulging discs & arthritis in my lower back. he's scheduled me to have an injection in my back in a couple of weeks which i'm quite freaked out about & i've been taking hydrocodone acetominophen 10-325 t every 8 hours but frankly it doesn't help the pain much & certainly not for 8 hours.. my question is if it's normal for a pain dr to give these injections? after reading others i'm even more freaked out & wondering if i should be seeing a spine dr please?
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