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Thank you again DR Corenman for your reply.

I had a look at the Isolated Disc resorption on this website and found it most interesting. The MRI scan you used in the article looks similar to mine except I would say mine is a more extreme version of it.

A few days ago I received a letter from my hospital to see a pain management specialist who I have seen many times before. He normally performs an injection via epidural although it will probably be 5 months before I actually have this done due to the waiting times on the NHS!

So far this is the only treatment available to me although I am seriously thinking of taking your advice and seeing my General Practioner again with a view of seeking another spinal surgeon. The problem is this can take a very long time.

Thanks again for your help it is much appreciated.