Thanks for the inofrmation.....it is always so useful to here others experiences and opinions. I do you see the surgeon on Thursday and I am very anxious to here what he has to say. I did see an infomercial this morning (up early with Pain), about Illinois Spines Center. Sounded to good to be true,but they said they could fix Any disc problem without surgery. Anybody here of this place. They do have a web site. Very interesting.
Sounds like the discogram was a huge success as far as giving your doctor some much needed information to treat you properly. His suggestion for you to see a surgeon next sounds like he is moving you in the right direction.
I'd stay away from any place that says they can treat a herniated disc without surgery. Once a disc herniates there is no going back as far as I'm concerned. Look online regarding fusion surgery and make yourself a list of any questions you may want to ask your surgeon before your appointment. This is a major surgery!!! So make sure you are well informed of what to expect during and after the surgery. The more you know the smoother it will go. Good Luck!