Does anyone have constant level 8 pain in lower back even though their films show no reason for the pain? I've been dealing with this for the last 8 years & every MRI, CT, discogram, bone scan show nothing. Facet & SI injections don't help. ESI's don't help. PT, chiro, acupuncture doesn't help. Core strengthening doesn't help. The level of narcotic I would have to take to manage the pain make me sick & constipated.
Most people I talk to about their back issues show lots of problems with their disks, but mine are normal for someone my age (52). I've exhausted every avenue short of surgery, but since nothing shows up, no reputable surgeon will touch me.
Any options I may have missed? I'll soon have to quit my desk job that I've had for 23 yrs because of the pain.