my pain has lessened and I don't know why. It happened that weekend I ran out of pain meds. I have some Ultracet that I have been taking here and there, but haven't needed it that much. I still hurt, but not as severe. My concern is, just b/c it doesn't hurt now, when I am not doing anything, does that mean it won't get bad again when I go back to work? I will have the discogram still b/c the ddd is enough that more than likely it will cause more problems down the road, so a fusion may still happen. But, where my neck is concerned, I don't think it warrants surgery any longer. I think some neurontin and arthritis meds will help. Unfort, I won't truly know unless I go back to work. My main concern is that I do go back to work then end up on disablity again a month later! I am so confused right now! I really need help and advice here! I can get into it more-long term stuff anyway.