Doctoring My Doctor
I got the call at sundown on Friday five minutes before walking out the door for my first free weekend in three weeks. The ER doctor on the phone said he had a patient with acute radicular low back pain, and hoped I could help. The patient, he said, was Dr Peter Devereaux, one of our internists, who, on exam and imaging, was free of spine abnormalities. He said he knew that I, as an anesthesiologist, was an expert, and did I think an epidural steroid injection would work?
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