I have known low back pain for 13 years now & I still haven't gotten used to it. I didn't even know what was causing it other than I fell & have had pain ever since. I go to the VA for treatment because it happened while in the military. They have done VERY little for me. I finally screamed loud enough to get a CT scan. New diagnosis & (third one) I think they finally got it right. Spinal stenosis at L-5 & S-1. I also have a cervical injury, but they can only deal with one problem at a time it seems. If I don't receive timely & appropriate treatment I will go to an Orthopedic on the outside with my husbands insursnce. The pain is unbearable & I can no longer walk very far & use a scooter thatwas my Dads because the VA doctor gave me a walker & I feel I need more for the long walks we take. I literaly can not make it back to my car if I am at the mall. I use their scooters, but sometimes they don't have one & the wheel chairs don't have wheels you can push yourself. Some one else has to push you. No thanks I don't want to be under the control of some one else. I hope to learn coping skills & get much needed advice & support from this forum. Thank you for making this available to those like me.