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A 45-year-old male asked:

I have a herniated lumbar disc causing pain on my sciatica nerve. if i have an mri taken and sent to your office, can i receive pain prescription?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: You should not be able to get pain medications without having a visit. Many people have back problems that show on imaging but do not cause symptoms.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No one is: Going to write you for pain meds without an evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Foead Geula
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possibly: There are specific indications for prescription pain medications. You should speak to your doctor to determine if you are a candidate.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
No: Generally you need to see doctor in your area and discuss your problems and why you need medications.

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