I am 48 and had minimal disectomy to my L45 area, but I am having trouble with my right leg and right buttocks area. As well, I have one slipped vertabrae and the beginnings of what the MRI states is slight bulging in another vertabrae in my neck. My symptoms from the neck is pain going down my neck and into my shoulder, then into my right arm and into my fingers. The neurologist recommended pain management doctor, but I haven't had an M.R.I. since 2007. I was on Neurontin 3500 mg a day, Valium, Hydrcodone, Adderal, and Ambien. I attempted to take my life three times and couldn't figure out why until I was told it was the Neurontin. I have my disability hearing in November; I don't know what I will do if they deny me. The Neurologist said he wouldn't recommend surgery; so what do I do, just stay in pain forever? What to expect from the pain management doctor. I had migraines in the 90's but through yoga and meditation they went away. After the Neurontin they have returned. If I don't get the disability I will be living under a bridge, my savings is almost gone.