Oh, my but I don't want to ever have a back surgery again! Am going for my post op visit on Friday, having spine x-ray, then am seeing the doctor at the pain clinic. I will be having my third "Lidocaine
challenge" test, where they put in an IV and give you Lidocaine
along with saline to see if it stops the pain. They have a pill form of the medication will they will give you if you "pass" the tests.