Thanks so much for the encouragement, that always helps!! I did see an attorney who said I would probably "lose" all my money by trying to take this doctor to court because he is known as "the best in our area." So I didnt pursue it any further until.... recently after I had been thru all of the things I listed and still no better. This attorney was WAY better, the only problem is apparently there is a 2 year time limit and I was at two years and one month. If anyone knows of a way around that, I would definitely look into it. I am going to see the Pain doc on Tuesday and then the second ortho surgeon I went to that found the problem originally in two weeks. Depending on what he says, I may end up going to the University of Chicago Hospital for another opinion. Like I said, with all the technology and medical breakthroughs we have in our country, you would think someone could help us all better!! Thanks again everyone!!