Well, my doctor finally called me back and apologized for the problems I was having reaching her. It does sound like the nurses and receptionist were not relaying the messages like I was giving them. We spoke about my MRI and she said they did not scan the sacral area like she had ordered but that the lumbar area looks ok, the hardware looks good, ect. She is going to order the sacral scan and hopefully it won't have to be preauthorized again, since they did not perform it as the order was written. I told her the whole story, ER, Urgent Care, what meds the other providers had put me on, and she said she is going to refer me to a NS since mine doesn't take my ins. We also talked about the epidural injections, and we are going to explore that option. She seems really concerned and I am so relieved that I talked to her, because I was so disappointed when I couldn't reach her, like she just didn't want to deal with me and my problems anymore, but that doesn't seem to be the case. She also decided to start me on Neurontin, since nothing else seems to be working, as well as a different dosage and schedule for the pain meds. Does anyone know anything about Neurontin? I am taking it 3 times a day. Is it a long term thing or does it work quickly? Can you take it while pregnant? I don't know anything about it, except the NP I saw at the ER also suggested trying that. Thanks for all your support, it makes it so much easier to deal with knowing that there are so many others out there who feel "my pain", since so many close to us don't get it.