And I'm not sure how I feel about the experience. He was pleasant enough... I've seen him once in the past some time ago and this experience somewhat mirrored my last. He took a history, did a very quick exam and rescheduled me for a later time to address treatment. I'm in pain NOW. I need a definitive diagnosis NOW. I know patience is a virtue and all that yum-yum but I really built myself up for this appointment and now I feel very deflated. It's my fault, really. I should've known the first appointment would be brief and not very thorough-- I've been a nurse long enough to know how this goes; I just hoped I would be different. If I had a broken hand I would only have to see an orthopedist once to get pain relief, why should spine injuries be so different when they are often times so much more painful and life-disrupting?? Sigh. So for now I'm in a holding pattern with zero pain control until we meet again. Here's hoping the next appointment goes better than this one.