I had my lat back surgery in dec 08 discectomy L4-L5 herniation. Ever since I have been in pain. I had another mri in June 09 in which my surgeon told me i had no disc issue. Goodbye! I then went to my chiropractor after being in months of pain not being able to do anything. After five minutes of him looking me over he said you have a severe broad based disc bulge at L5-S1. We ordered radiologist reports which confirmed his diagnosis. I have been going to pain clinic for last 5 months. With no progress. Injections, pain meds, nothing has worked. Started on Lortab, now on MS Contin. Really hasn't done much for pain or spasms. Having trouble sleeping. On Ultram, and Topomax also. Pain is shooting, stabbing, not really going down leg but having spasms in lower butt and upper thigh. Can't walk for more than 5 minutes, walk hunched over. Hurts to roll over in bed. Had an vertical MRI friday and seeing a new neuro tuesday to get re evaluated. I am so nervous that he will say the same thing my last surgeon said, that nothing is wrong. I haven't been able to work since my surgery in December 08. My pain clinic of course won't allow marijuana, but i did try some and with the pain meds it seemed to help me relax a lot more! And of course the week I tried it the next week I went in and they dropped me! LOL First time they dropped me in 5 months. It's been almost a month and I haven't gotten a letter or anything from them saying I tested positive. Anyway I live in Michigan who has medical marijuana and from what I understand I should be able to get it fairly easily. I have had two discectomy's with much pain still, trouble sleeping, spasms etc. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated or has this helped anyone, and how do you deal with the pain clinic? Thanks God Bless All!