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does a pain specialist give steroidal injections or will a neurologist have to do that?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Depends: Usually a pain management doctor gives steroid injections, but depends on the qualifications of a neurologist.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pain specialist: A pain specialist can, sometimes orthopedic surgeons do depending on part of body.
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: the pain specialist can give injections
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Trained physician: These injections are performed under fluoroscopic guidance (x-ray) by a highly trained and experienced physician. Pain specialist, neurologist, anesthesiologist is first on the list.

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