I went in yesterday with bad lower back pains around 11 AM. After 3 hours of waiting in the worst waiting room chairs for back pain ever, I got into the ER. After a while, they took X-rays and said they looked fine. So they asked for a urine sample (to be sure it wasn't a kidney stone). Since I hadn't eaten or drank anything all day (it was 4 PM by now), I had trouble uninating. So they pumped 2 liters of IV fluid into me and I eventually went. This also came back fine. So they sent me for a CAT scan. After waiting a couple of hours for the machine to be free, I went up and got it done. Then another couple of hours waiting for the results. Then the shift change came, and a new doctor (the first one to actually take the time to examine me himself) told me that the CAT scan came back fine. He looked again at my X-ray and determined that I had sciatica caused by a probable herniated disc. He told me to stay off my feet for a few days and gave me a prescription for Vicodin. So was all the time and unnecessary tests after the X-ray just to pump up my insurance bill? Now, guess how long it was from getting to the hospital to actually getting some useful help? 14 fucking hours. I got out around 1:30 last night. And, with every other word out of my mouth for 14 hours being some variation of "OW", guess how long it took before they gave me something for the pain? Never. Not until I filled the prescription and took the Vicodin at home. 14 hours of sitting in the ER in pain while these dickheads pad their bill with bullshit tests. I hope these doctors fall face-first into a trash can full of used needles.