It has been 2 weeks since my riding accident. I returned to the doctor today (my doctor, not the ER doctor). He told me that in addition to L2-L5 being fractured and having spodolythesis, I also have 2 bulging disks, degenerative disk disease, and the hole where the sciatic nerve comes out (fren something or other it is called) was crushed. SO, no wonder I am in so much pain. He said there really isn't much they can do until the fractures heal and then I can have cortisone. He gave me nortryptyline for the nerve pain. I am curious if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions about this. Thank you.