Look in to having a discogram, which can be a precursor to neurosurgery. It involves being partially sedated and having a radiographic dye injected and your reaction to pain monitored. Not all docs think it is an effective diagnostic tool, but it may fulfill your insurance's requirements. It is an outpatient procedure and far less traumatic than some sites portray (at least when I had mine in 2002). If a nerve is irritated during the procedure, the pain lasts for 30 seconds at the most and is a good indicator that a discectomy may be in order.
Dx: FMS/CMP/DDD - 2 ACFs with more to follow, scoliosis, mis-aligned pelvis
Rx: Cymbalta, Flexeril, EC Naprosyn, Ambien CR, Vicodin 5/500, Kadian 60, Buspar, Xanax, Seravent, Albuterol, herbal supplements and vitamins, Lidocaine injections, and Botox injections