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A 35-year-old male asked:

Are interventional pain specialists trained for identifying which specific nerve in groin is causing pain, or first i shud see a neurologist for this?

6 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Some are: Interventional pain specialists come with several different types of basic specialties, including anesthesia, neurology and physiatry and their skill sets can vary drastically. A neurologist should be expected to be able to do the best diagnosis about nerve issues, some pain specialists might have that skill.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: They are very knowledgeable about this.
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Neurology: The interventional pain specialist is better once you have a diagnosis.
Dr. Paul Lynch
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes and no: A board certified interventional pain specialists from any background will be able to help you with groin pain.
Dr. Derron Wilson
Pain Management 25 years experience
Depends: The experience and knowledge of interventional pain specialists can vary from region to region depending on experience and training. Most, however, should be able to assist you in determining the cause of your pain. I would suggest discussing a referral with your primary care physician who will know which specialists are qualified in your area.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Chiropractors and: Physical therapists are also very good at this type of problem also. Check with your primary cary physician also.

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Last updated May 28, 2016

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