Re: back problem
Definitely keep trying if the first doc can't find an answer. It took me 6 years to get some relief! My current doc, which is a pain management doc, has already diagnosed and treated me or Facet Joint Syndrome. I have had major relief from the RF Ablation treatment my doc did for that. Still have to check out a couple other possible issues, as I still have some issues . . . no where near the pain level I was at before though. I have been able to increase my activity level quite a bit after the first couple of weeks after the RF Ablation, and have even been able to do some exercises again, do laundry easily, and many other things without pain. Sitting and driving are still a bit of a problem, so I'll talk to the doc about that next week when I go see him for a follow up.
Good luck with finding the answers, and keep pushing! Back pain is one of the most difficult things to find an answer for.