My name is Rebecca and a new member and a 42 yr old female.I have had back problems going back as far as I can remember. I have had no accidents, falls or surgeries. My last 2 lower vertebrae have little discs left. Once a day or more (when Im on my feet working), I have pain shooting down my right leg. (Syatic nerve). I found out I have Neuropathy also ( a cpl months ago) Dr and I knows it started from my back. So, he sends me to a Neurosurgeon. (this is where it gets fun...NOT) I am scheduled for an MRI, then find out I am clostraphobic...Attempt #2, I am being sedated BUT the MRI has sensors to if it thinks a person is goin to get "stuck", it wont go any further..(Yes Im a big boned person)...Attempt #3 is a Myelogram w/ lumbar puncture....I got poked SO MANY times and for 2 hrs. Never did get to putting in contrast. In certain spots, it shot BAD pain down past my buttocks. After several attempts, we quit. Dr said I was a rare case bc this shouldnt of taken 2 hrs to try to numb certain areas. I dont know what else to do or procedures. I am NOT going thru that again and dont wish it on anyone. Still havent figured out what is wrong or could b wrong. He did say my muscles are against my spinal cord but other than that, I dont know...I am on Torodol but that is about it.