Sorry about your chronic back pain - I also have some intense back pain, that I believe is related to a disc or two bulging into my Sciatic Nerve (says Neurologist). It was mentioned to me that my first option of treatment, if what my Doctor suspects is actually the case, would be epidural injections, nerve blocks, and PT. I really hope my MRI comes back relatively benign, but most things would be benign compared to what you have gone through, it sounds! I am so sorry, Twiggy, I hope you feel better whatever the treatment is. I don't know if it's possible for you, but seeking out different specialist and doctor opinions can add a lot to the discussions about your pain, treatment, and origin.
Smoochie, how could you have been denied for disability with your conditions?? How can some doctors be so incompetent and still practice in the medical profession? I am so sorry that happened to you, and I'm glad you reported that PM to the medical board. It is important for the practices of Doctors to be closely monitored, as so many people depend on their advice and opinions with very little intervention from others.
Good luck to both of you.
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