Sno, I so understand the fear you went through, and I am very glad that fear has passed and it worked out for you.
I think for a lot of us, its rare to find something that actually works, and then when we do it just seems to good to be true. That we can have relief for 6, 12, 24 hours, ect. I think a sucessful follow-up visit is a huge relief, and its a big step in forging a working relationship. That is exactly what a PC, Phyc, or PM doctor-patient relationship should be - WORKING :) That means the doctor is addressing your needs and you in turn are getting to address your needs in a professional and comfortable working environment. Being a doctor is a business but like a government worker, its also in a sense a public service (atleast in my opinion, hehe)
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-150 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, Mu Opoid agonist and NE reuptake inhibitor), Celebrex 100 mgs, Klonopin .5, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)