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How can I quickly get a cortisone shot in san diego for chronic lower back pain? Had one before. Scripps wants me to wait 6 weeks for the shot.

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In brief: Standards

Presumably, you are describing an epidural steroid injection, which may well control symptoms if you have a disc rupture compressing a nerve root.
But, the standard is not to exceed three such injections yearly. So, might propose that it is best to delay as you have been advised.

In brief: Standards

Presumably, you are describing an epidural steroid injection, which may well control symptoms if you have a disc rupture compressing a nerve root.
But, the standard is not to exceed three such injections yearly. So, might propose that it is best to delay as you have been advised.
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Physician's sound clinical judgement probably played role here, because this physician is probably looking out for you and wants the gentlest effective treatments possible first.
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