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Bulging disc & in extreme pain!? Do they do pain shots in the e.R.?
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Dr. Scott Sauer
Pain Management
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In brief: Not exactly
The er is for emergencies, they will often give you an IV pain medication to get your acute pain under control and then tell you to follow up with a pain management or orthopedic specialist.
If you have a bulging disc that is causing pain into your legs then you may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection. I would recommend that you get a referral to a pain management group.

In brief: Not exactly
The er is for emergencies, they will often give you an IV pain medication to get your acute pain under control and then tell you to follow up with a pain management or orthopedic specialist.
If you have a bulging disc that is causing pain into your legs then you may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection. I would recommend that you get a referral to a pain management group.
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