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I had the MRI and went back for a second visit to PM.

The MRI showed that I have two bulging discs in my thoracic spine and mild facet hypertrophy in my lower back.

Without missing a beat the physician's assistant (whom I was seeing) asked me how I felt about injections. I said I hadn't heard much good about them, that the relief is only temporary. She agreed that the relief was only temporary, but that "the pain doesn't come back as bad as it was before." She then sent me out the door w/ a prescription for Lidoderm, a lidocaine patch for shingles (herpes) pain.

At the moment my face is swollen from an infected tooth. I need a root canal. My dentist prescribed vicodin, which also wiped out my back pain. I mentioned this to her and it was like it went in one ear and right back out the other. She didn't comment on it, then she wrapped up the appointment.