I am sooooo confused about my back. I went to the nurosurgon and was told that because I have so much arht. I am not the one for surgery. I was told to set an appt to start the process on the spinal cord stim. I was kinda happy about something being done to get out of this pain but, know I have more info and wished I had this when talking to the nurosurgon. OK yes my back has 5 hern. disc, tear, DJD on it goes so, WHY NOT have me take a discogram or EMG??????????? I do not get it. I havetalked to a nuro Dr. years ago and was told I need surgery and when talking with a Dr's office yesterday she said he should never have said that because he is not a surgon. So, I still have my appt. with the Dr. on the 17th of April to go over the s.c.s and really do not want to go but, will. I come to the terms that I am not ready for this without all my questions answerd that I know have thanks to all of you. I can't understand why a nurosurgon will say you have to much arth in your back for surgery. How does he know that the arth. is the one causing the pain???????????? My brother friend had back surgery last week and feels good now. She went for a injection one only than the Dr. orderd a EMG and now she went in for a mirodisectomy found out the one disc was causing her problem. SO, I have five just in the lower back so who knows if one of them are keeping me in pain. My thing is why get something done if I do not feel I am ready. I have to send in my MRI and report to this new nurosurgon to see what he says He will not see me if he feels he can not help me he also does brain surgery. OH BOY maybe from all the stress he can give me some extra brain power from what I have lost from all the Dr's and ? OK maybe not that funny. I feel second opnion is good and maybe a third. What do you all think???