Pain Procedures in Residency

Hey everyone, So I recently got a chance to do a PM&R rotation and to see some of the procedures they do fairly often in the outpatient setting. I was wondering how much exposure neurology gets to some of these procedures in residency / in general without doing a pain fellowship. In trigger point injections or steroid joint injections for back and hips seem pretty easy, and a lot of times people get referred to neuro with back pain even if there is no nerve involvement. It seems nice to be... Pain Procedures in Residency
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