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I went to a orthopedic a year ago and he said arithr. the pain was off and on. In the past 4 months the pain is everyday when I am on my feet. I have started going to a pain manag Dr. He suggests injecting my spine. Is this safe ? How could I find the very best Dr / clinic to go to. I show horses on a National level but with the pain I am un able to even ride...I really need help and I am not sure what direction to go in. I am also " extrem afraid of needles . " And also how do I really know if I am in reslly good hands with the pain man. Dr ? I just moved to the area and do not have anyone to contact.


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replied February 25th, 2008
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Arthritis means technically "joint inflammation". Treatment of any type of arthritis depends upon the cause. Arthritis is generally treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Local steroids are used as anti-inflammatory drugs. Local anaesthetics are used to relieve the pain felt by arthritic joints. You can consult an orthopaedist abut your condition and schedule an appointment for further investigation and to explore the option of needle injections (need more information about location and drug-type).



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