My physician of record has arranged for me to have an mri pending approval from workers comp of course. He has also arranged for me to see another surgeon which should go through as my original surgeon has closed his practice to open a law practice he is also an attorney. Guess that was not the best choice. Anyway the one I am going to see was recommended by a nurse friend of mine who has cared for a lot of his patients. I have a pain specialest and take a pretty heavy hitter backed up with a fairly strong break through pain med but I may as well be taking ibuprofen. Physician of record is checking into that as well. Thanks for the replies.