Hi, my advice would be to find a new Dr ASAP, especially if you are not happy with your current doc.
These guys have our health in their hands basically, so you really need to find someone you have faith in and who you feel listens to you.
Sounds like you've really had a difficult time, and you need to be under a Drs care to keep an eye on it all.
Ruptured disk at L5 S1 in OTJ injury June 16,2001
unable to work and was basically ignored till July 2001, when I was terminated.
Found an attorney started fighting for treatment.
FINALLY have Discectomy/Laminectomy with fusion in May 2002
Hardware removal October 2002
I have been released as "Maximum medical improvememnt" and have settled my case
Continue with pain and now have DDD