Im sorry to see you are still having so much trouble. BTW thank you so much for the really nice post you left on my other thread made me feel alot better..
I was wondering how long you have had this pain? Second I know you served in the military and I was wondering if you are being seen at the VA or through private health? Have you had a recent MRI as well?
I sorta have the same prob with my lower back. When I was involved in the accident the mri showed moderate osteoathritis in my lower back and that was all and I have never had any issues before my accident. All the doctors I have seen tell me there not sure what is causeing me to have so much lower back pain. I have tingling and numbness in my left leg, which from what I can gather is neuopathic in nature but have nothig showing that on the MRI. My leg also gives out from time to time.
The pain management doc. told me he THINkS, that the accident caused it to flare up, which doesnt sit well with me at all as far as dignosis goes. But at the moment I dont have anything else to go on and he may be right. I think we all would like a definative answer, it makes it much easier to deal with. Just know we all understand and believe in you.
I fell the same way you do Lonely, I feel that poeple and doctors are not taking me seriouly. So one of the things I have been doing is keeping a pain journel. Everyday I right down what that day was like, what I did, what caused pain to worsen, what make it better if anything, and I will be taking it to me to the doc. next appointment because I feel that he is pushing me through and when he starts asking questions I loose track even with a list. This way I can just hand him the journel.
I wish I could offer you more help Lonely, It is frustrating to feel like people arent listening to you. Just know you dont have anything to prove to family and friends Lonely! And keep at the doctors for them to come up with some help, and if you have to find a new doc. Somtimes fresh eyes and ears can make all the difference!
Take Care Lonely, Wishing you well