I'm new to this forum so please bear with me. I got injuried in October 2007 at work. I have had 3 EMGs, 2 MRIs, and an X-Ray since then all showing that I have a bulging disc @ L2-L3, Herniated disc @ L3-L4, and another bulging disc @ L4-L5 ( my last MRI was in April 2008 though). I have been to a pain mgt doctor, 3 chiropractors, an acupuncturist, 3 orthos, a neurologist, have been given 15 different medications including some for depression and 3 physcial therapy places ( for 3 different kinds of therapy). I have done everything the doctors and workers comp people have asked me to do and I'm still experiencing extreme pain on a daily basis. I just finished 41 sessions of decompression therapy which seemed to make my pain worse and am now starting post decompression therapy. My ortho is now sending me to another neurosurgeon and I'm afraid of what he's going to say. I have been out of work for over a year now for this injury and since have lost my position at my workplace, I'm always either extremely angry or crying and am at odds with my family over all of this. I'm really not sure what to do anymore. Throughout this whole thing I have been harrassed by my WC adjuster and nurse case manager. My stress level is higher than I ever thought it could go and my pain tolerance is non existant anymore. I can't sit, stand or walk for more than 20 mins anymore. I'm only 27 years old and my personal life is kabut now! I really need advice from someone who has been through this sort of thing before. I get advice from family and friends but they don't seem to understand what I'm feeling.. physically or mentally. Please help! Any advice will be appreciated! Thanks for listening.