Im 17 years old, and ive had ddd since 2005. at first no one would believe me that i had REAL pain. Until a bone scan proved i was right. However i see a regular Orthopedic surgeon and he doesnt do anything for me but say EVERYTHING is not a problem. I have 5 degenerativ discs that are almost gone in my back and my hips have started going out on me from a protruding disc, and he keeps saying it will all go away when i finish growing. But my family doctor says im done. Ive been put on home instruction because its got so bad i cant sit at school and still no one believes i have the pain i have. I understand its my pain and no one has to believe me, but i get critizied by everyone. It has only gotten worse and with winter coming it wont get any better. I have meds but it doesnt help, iv got to the point where my hips give out and i fall, and i cant sit down for more then 5 minutes. What do i do!!!