I just got back from my ortho and he reviewed a new mri he had ordered for me because of severe pain continuing even with pain killers. Well the only thing he said was that there was scaring issues and that he wanted me to try Neurontin for the pain. Has anyone ever been on this? Does it work? He also is sending me for a FCE test that takes about 3 hrs. Has anyone heard of this one. I think it's a test to see how functional condition I'm in, but why has he ordered it and not the insurance co.? Any help with these 2 questions would be greatly apprieciated. I have my 1st hearing in early Oct. and I'm nervous taking meds I've never heard of.