Ok, in all your opinions, who is the best doc to go see for all this pain? I have a good PM (actually my PCP). I have been to an ortho surgeon who is useless...sent to to PT, but conservative with meds and doesn't believe the amount of pain is real. Would an arthritis doc better understand the DDD problems? Or do I really need a psychologist to just listen. I feel so unvalidated...like "so what you have 3-disc cerv DDD and a new herniated disc that is disabling your life". Who is most caring or does it depend on the doctor? My hubby is begging me to go to a wholistic approach chiro...which I am leaning toward, but he can't touch my sciatic area or I'll slap him! My PT taught some exercises that I found exactly on this website...I keep spasming with them. I had accupunture...didn't do a thing. Had steroid/trigger points for my cerv discs...only one week relief if that. What are your opinions???