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Between Neuro-surgeon and Orthopaedic-surgeon who to consult with for chronic back pain.

I fell down the stairs while pregnant in 1996. In 2001 I started having lower back pain going down my right leg. MRI showed mild bulging L5, SI. I was treated with epidural injection and tractions. The pain went away immediately after months of agony. I was pain free until last year, 2010 Aug. This time the pain is in my lower back, hip, coccyx, butt, down the leg. I am doing Biokinetics since from June 2011 and not sure if they are working. Is it true that the second epidural injection won’t work? Do I seek help with Neuro sergeon or orthopaedic sergeon?