Well, my PM guy finagled me into a 3rd ESI today due to increasing nerve pain bilaterally (post surgical fibrosis on left, re-herniation on right). Can't say I'm thrilled about it, as the first 2 did little to improve my situation. Only difference this time is that I've weaned myself off neurontin, so he'll get an outcome influenced by less variables. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but don't really have much faith at this point.
Ironically, I was trying to get the Lysis of Adhesion procedure done, but in order to do so, I'm being coerced into this ESI. Seems this PM doesn't do the Lysis treatment, but in order to get referred to the only network guy who does, I have to submit to this before he'll make the recommendation for me. Gotta love how managed care works....they'll pay $$$ for a procedure that's gonna do squat....but not one that actually "might" help. Ah well...nothing like frustration to compound pain.....LOL!