ok some of you know all my story. I have on my MRI lots of things showing up 5 hern. disc stenosis, DJD arth tear on it goes ok many shots, nerve burns so on. Went to the nuro dr he says I need to see nuro surgon I did not, years go by ok now I am in 10 plus plus pain in er lots for pain contol now on oxycontin 120mg daily went to mayo nurosurgon ready to take care of me and Dr. says not a surgery candite because of all the arth. Now going to mayo PM Dr. to get spinal cord stim. is what this nurosurgon says. I have NEVER got a discogram nor a emg test so with all the info I have from all of you I go to the pm Dr. today and have a list of questions for him as to why nobody has tried to find out the real reason for my pain. Well, he says I am not a candite for the spinal cord stim. because I told him my back hurts worse by far than my leg. OH helpp me G_DDDDDD what the heck is going on here. ^MY nurosurgon says I can't have surgery because of my arth. and refers me to you a PM for a s.c.s and you say no????????? Ok I asked what is wrong with my back???????? PLEASE somebody tell me. He says the test I am talking about would not due me anygood because he feels I have too many things wrong. WHAT???? he wants me to take some meds they use for sezires and I said no way he said to go to a phsycologist and due some biofeedback and go to a phyiotrist sorry can't spell worth a darm esp when I am so pissed. All I want is for someone to tell me what is wrong with my back. Yes people have many herniated disc they do a discogram or maybe a emg to find out which disc is causing the problem and blam get it fixed whether a mirodicectomy or ? , if I have a disc that is 5% problem and the other 95% than fix the 95% one and at least I can live without so much pain for goosh sake. But we do not know where the pain is coming from without doing some tests RIGHT?? I left in tears and lost another 50 bucks for my co-pay I am lost. my primary is the one giving me the oxycontin so now what I think I am off to yet another Dr. to see if he can do this painful test to see what is wrong with me. PLEASE what do I do?????????? I am so darn lost. What is wrong with all these Dr's I went to mayo because of their rep. I heard of a laser spine inst. and think I will call them and see what they say?? Just wanting to know what is causing this pain.