I seem to have the same type of lower back pain as you only not near as bad at the present time and treatment I am now on. A few years ago when the pain was much worse, my Doc gave me a couple sample boxes of Lidocaine patches to try. They did NOTHING for my pain, zip, zilch, zippo! As you know, I'm no doctor but I wouldn't waiste my $$$ on those! I also had every kind of steroid shot along with versets? I think thats what they call it and some others to boot. Rarely did I get any releif from any of them. I still don't know why I kept going back, I guess I was desperate at the time back in my 40's. I beleive that had I continued on that rout I'd had been alot worse by now and would have opted for all the surgeries they wanted to do on me. God only knows where I'd be now. I started with exercises lying on mmy back in bed and worked my way up from there and I was on crutches at the time. Now I am able to work over 50 hrs every week every week! So there is still hope, nevre give up!
Your Brother with a different Mother!
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. 55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa!