Welcome to the family... I hope you stay with us and you don't have to have CP to post here. Chronic pain can mean many things to different people. Any pain for any time sucks...
I would therefore like to ask the community the following:
What is the youngest age at which you or someone you know started to experience CP?
I starte with pain at the age of 17 or 18. Acute pain that came and went with kidney stones.
What is the longest that a moderate to severe pain has remained without the cause being diagnosed?
Wow this one was a long one for me. 20 years if you can imagine that.
It bothers me quite a bit that the cause is unknown, should I request an MRI in order to find out more?
MRI's are VERY helpful in any situation. If I had mine earlier I would of had a DX sooner.
My doctor mentioned opiate painkillers, but I don't want to just treat the symptoms while leaving the cause behind. Are there any treatments that I may recommend to my doctor or chiropractor that are not so superficial?
First of all why not take something for pain control. Why stay in pain? You can use pain medication to help you through with furthering your testing to find what is causing you such grief.
Once again welcome to the family