I haven't even seen this pain management doctor yet, and all ready he sends me this packet of information to fill out. This doctor is all ready stating that he wants to give me epidural shots and he hasn't even examined me as of yet. I was referred to him by the neurologist. I have two slipped vertabrae in my neck, one pretty bad and the other borderline. I have had a minimal disectomy in the L-45 area of my lower back in 2006 and it is starting to give me trouble again. I have filled out for disability and have a hearing in November. But I was trying to work partime and a sign came loose at work and hit me and knocked me into a wall, the sign being about ten pounds heavy. I am now on Workmens Comp. Why wouldn't the neurologist want a new MRI of my neck and lower back? Will the pain management doctor want one? I donated a kidney in 2006 and have been doing steroid shots since 2004 and now they don't do anything for me. I have heard that the epidural can lead to arthritis and I can sneeze and my back will freeze up and I will be in pain. Does anybody have any answers?