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There are several on here that have had it done, so if you don't get any responses go back thru the pages until you find them. I am getting ready to have it done, don't have exact date yet, but read up on it. As with anything, there are those it worked on and those that it didn't. But from what I have read, I am all for it. Having your doctor do a discogram first if a real must and glad to see that he is going to. It is a procedure that will reproduce your pain and they use it as a "map" to find the exact spot where your pain is, so it is a good thing. Only hurts as bad as the worst pain you ever had.
Good luck.

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Back spasm episode requiring a week in hospital-1998
MRI 1998 showed bulge at L5S1. Doc gives me Oxycondin, Celebrex, Quinine Sulfate, Celexa. Took myself off these, reaction to Celebrex then Relafin, then Vioxx.
July 1999 Pain Management series of three steroid injections, didn't help.
Physical therapy and TENS unit, neither helped.
MRI Jan.2001 referred to specialist
Discogram March 2001 showed 4 of 5 lumbars bulged, surgeon says fusion out of question. Aquatic therapy seemed to make me feel better overall but did nothing for back.
Third MRI Dec 2002, in middle of major episode with back that didn't end until March 2003. Traction therapy total failure. Results read of MRI said no change.
Sept 2003 Neucleoplasty specialist showed me the tears in two of the lumbars and leaking.
Pain has progressed into hips and down back of legs. Standing has been lowered to 15 minutes from 30.
Drugs of choice ibuprofen 800mg 3xdaily.
Vicodin as needed.