Yes, many pain management Drs are also anesthesiologist (anesthetists are not doctors) and they like to do injections. It is a major source of income for their practices but they can offer relief in some people (unfortunately I am just not one of them). I know of several people who got injections into their low back or cervical spine and got 6 months to a year of pain relief from them. If your insurance is paying most of it and you can afford your copay then injections are certainly worth a try! You never know until you try yourself to see if they will work for you. I have tried a number of different procedures with varying amounts of success but most were not enough success to off set the cost to me. All procedures to the spine should be done under live fluoroscopy (xray) to reduce chances of injecting the wrong place. If it helps then that is wonderful! If it doesnt, well, that is diagnostic too. Then at least you know they dont work for you. I have had so many and by different Drs so now I just shut that conversation down when they go that way and my current PM doc agrees that if several other docs have tried and didnt work then it is likely he wont do any better. They are worth trying because if they do work, any amount of relief is a good thing.
I didn't see anything about severa on-line if that is what explains your injections. Otherwise what are the injections? Are they nerve block, trigger point, Botox or steroids or something else? What part of the body does the doctor want to inject? If it's in the same areas that haven't reduced your pain, has the doctor given you any reasons why they want to continue to inject in the areas? Or is it in another part of the body? Really need more information to help you.
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