I was working for a blasting company and sprained my left knee badly. It wasn't dx'd until 2008, and it happened in 2003. Lucky for me, I had to pay child support, so I couldn't take off work, just percocet on through. I believe this kept my pain and any spreading at bay, and it went into what I call remission twice during that time. Then in 2008 it went nuts and made me scream and see colors, etc, so I had to get it looked at again. I actually started to believe the idiot docs that told me I was just a junkie looking for a fix, in that I thought maybe it was all in my head. Well...it took the specialist about five minutes to dx it, and that was that. As what research I've read shows me that any intrusive procedures are worthless and more likely to cause harm after the first three months I have refused them all. Believe me, this has annoyed the goofy pain management folks more than you can imagine. (A patient knows more about a rare condition than I do! How dare they!) lol...now I'm starting Methadone on top of Soma (muscle relaxant) Serax (benzo class tranx) and Welbutrin (antidepressant, 'cause I'm sad I hurt all the time) So far so good, seems to be keeping the pain at bay, thus far. I am concerned as the PM doc seems to be totally against anything for breakthrough or upping the dose if needed later. Wondering if he's not one of the goofy ones, or thinks that a) it's all in my head, not a real condition or b) I'm a junkie. Praying for the best. Good luck to us all, may a cure be found, I sure would love to be able to run to catch my little man when he's playing...