Re: Chronic back pain for 5 years now
I am so sorry you have had to go for so long without adequate pain relief. I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for roughly 8 years. I agree that you really need to have the MRI to show a specialist or surgeon. I am not sure of your situation concerning insurance but the MRI would be the best method to diagnose your problem. A good surgeon can look at a MRI and pretty much strait away know what is going on. Good luck. Allan.
25-Nov-2010: ALIF fusion L5-S1. 9 years of Chronic lower back pain. Nearly 18 months of pain across my upper pelvis, through my butt and down my left leg into my foot. Sciatica relieved by surgery.