Anyone else have this problem..? I'm seeing a spine surgeon now for an MVA which resulted in compression fraction fracture if S1 and collapse of L4 L5 now causing horrendous left leg pain.. This all happened last April.. So the first time I see him he had the flu and only looked at my X-rays and said ok we need an MRI.. Shortest doc visit ever.. Did the MRI and now scheduled for ESI on Wed. In the meantime I had called and asked for something to ease the pain as I do no sleep and can't function with pain.. The nurse calls back and says he only will prescribe post op.. Hello I'm in pain lady.. So this morning I have called yet again and nothing.. Seriously, this is ridiculous.. It's like the buck gets passed.. I'm told to see my GP then he says ask my spine surgeon.. Who's the doctor here? Why is it so hard to just be somewhat relieved until we see if in fact the ESI works..