Has anyone ever had a ruptured disc that the pain down the leg did not go all the way to foot? I had a radical MicroD in Dec 07 and about 2 months later I just knew that I had ruptured another disc. These horrible bouts of pain (worse than my daily pain) come about 1 x month and run from mid back to hip, down leg and stops at knee. My doc keeps saying that if it was a disc the pain would not stop at the knee. He says that I am just going to have periods of time that my back "goes out" on me. Whaen this happens, I am bed ridden and can barely move for 1 -2 weeks. He said that he would do MRI if I wanted him to but since he does not think it is a disc I hate to spend the $ on it. If anybody has any insight at all I would greatly appreciate it.