"Does that make any sense? A guy with a herniated disk flies three hours in the teeth of a snowstorm to get a shot that could be administered in the training room at City of Palms Park. Who does that? And we are supposed to believe this is no big deal?" -- 3.4.09, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe
Dan, where's your medical degree?
Many patients with back pain (been there, done that) require a variety of imaging and treatment approaches including LUMBAR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION (LESI). This procedure is done under fluoroscopy (not available in your kitchen or the Red Sox training room in all likelihood) by pain management specialists, anesthesiologists or other trained specialists.