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Hi Tennisnut!

I am very interested in what you find out. I also have a tear that is leaking (L4) but, it didn't show on MRI. They did discogram. I also have some DDD and the S1 nerve is involved somehow. If you read my signature, you'll see that I've been dealing with this for some time. What I didn't say is that I'm 40 and was relatively active prior to birth of first baby. I like aerobics, esp step, v-ball (beach&indoor) bowling, love to dance...you get the picture. Now I have two babies and I'm not as active w/ them as I'd LIKE to be... but, I still roll around on the floor a little, swing with them, dance a little... I no longer go to the Y and I really need to ..... at least w/ pain meds, I can start walking again. That's a start. But, my mother still plays Volleyball - she's 68!!!! I wanna be her!!!! So... I'd say make a long story short... too late! ;) Keep posting.... I am looking at some of the same things! I don't know what to do... if anything!

Good luck to you... hope you're feeling good and have a painfree weekend!!!

Karen

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9/22/00 24 hour labor, baby posterior, left tailbone killing me
12/00 MRI - PCP said nothing amiss - but, had to begin taking vicodin
2/8/02 - 2nd baby born after long, painful pregnance as weight gain
2000-11/02 various PT + pain meds
11/02 Referred to Neuro
3/03 NEW MRI - shows slight bulge L3-L4,slight DDD Neuro Refers to PM for ESI
3/03 PM Doc orders ESI
3/21,4/1,4/8 - ESI's no help
5/9 - Discogram - shows Tear L4 w/ significant leak onto nerves, DDD
Doc sched NEW discogram 'cuz performing doc oversedated, False Negative
New Consult w/ Dept Head Cleveland Clinic 7/8
Tennisnut...

You are going about this the right way. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible to help you to make the best possible decision for YOU... because, really, that's all that matters. You have 'no children' on your side as, if you need the 'bedrest' for anything.... to avoid surgery, to recup, etc.. you can follow the doc's orders. That seems to be all important. People who have not suffer the consequences. That was my initial reason for not wanting the IDET, because I knew I would ruin it. After all the reading I'm doing, I'm not sure it's a good choice, period. I tend to agree w/ Successtory that the degree they heat the disc c/b the culprit as to why it is not more successful.

As for the question as to which doc is 'best' or to whom you should listen? That's a personal choice. I have read that Neurosurgeons have more medical training than any other doc. Now that I've written that, I can't remember where I read it... so, I'm off to search :)

Finally, your appointment on Friday, 6/13... I had an epidural steroid injection on April Fool's Day! [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dizzy.gif[/img] What person in their right mind would allow someone NEAR them w/ sharp objects on 4/1? You got it, a desparate woman in pain! :D

Keep us posted. And always go with your gut instinct [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/bang.gif[/img]

Karen

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9/22/00 24 hour labor, baby posterior, left tailbone killing me
12/00 MRI - PCP said nothing amiss - but, had to begin taking vicodin
2/8/02 - 2nd baby born after long, painful pregnance as weight gain
2000-11/02 various PT + pain meds
11/02 Referred to Neuro
3/03 NEW MRI - shows slight bulge L3-L4,slight DDD Neuro Refers to PM for ESI
3/03 PM Doc orders ESI
3/21,4/1,4/8 - ESI's no help
5/9 - Discogram - shows Tear L4 w/ significant leak onto nerves, DDD
Doc sched NEW discogram 'cuz performing doc oversedated, False Negative
New Consult w/ Dept Head Cleveland Clinic 7/8