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I am trying to locate a doctor for lumbar injection

I am trying to locate a doctor for lumbar injection with sedation only, ( I have nerve damage in my L5 region) in my area but it is only giving me main cities ?? I live in California in a pretty big area and I don't want to travel all the way to LA just to see a doctor. I live in Ventura County so Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and even Woodland Hills I would go too.
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Sat, 2 Jun 2018
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