Just wanted to review with you guys today. NS said he doesn't know what's causing my so called pain where I say it's at. He says I have the T11 disk herniation that is putting pressure on my spinal cord, but he is not worried about it. I don't know how you could not be worried about something that is putting pressure on your spinal cord. It seems like all these doctors still think (I have been researching) that thoracic disk herniations do not cause pain. Well I beg to differ, I am very much so in pain. He wants me to have injections and on a 12 week exercise program. I am all go for the exercise, but not so much the injections. I only can go so far. I had the injections before, and they lasted a week, and then the pain was worse afterwards. I don't want a temp fix. I know it works different for everyone and in different spots, but I just can't stand the needles in my pain, it hurts. Wouldn't the injections of temp pain be worth being in pain all of the time? Sure, but when the pain comes back, it comes with a vengeance. I was not happy with the visit. Yea, I am relieved that I don't need surgery, but it still baffles me how my injury would just go away. You know, I am in tears nearly every night from my pain. I can't bathe myself. I can't tie my dang shoes. I can't grocery shop because I can't walk long before my lower back starts to hurt. I am getting depressed and stressed, because now the NS doesn't know what's wrong with me, and I can't sit at work for more then 2 hours before I start crying and have to be sent home either from my back, or my progressing severe neck pain. I talked to my Congressman Cliff Stearns, he advised me to apply for disability, and had his social worker set me up for a date, September 15th.