I am a 23 year old girl who has suffered from severe back pain since i was 13. i have seen doctor after doctor and everyone said i was too young.. finally, this past year they said they would consider me for a fusion, so i went to the EDITED to get the best help. They did a discogram (the worst experience of my life!!! i now know exactly how a 10 level of pain feels) and they dounf that i have 3 pain degenerators on all my bottom 3 discs.. there is a grade 3 tear on all and they are conclusive with the pain i experiance day to day. I had traveled 10 hours to see the doctors at EDITED and have that test done and all they did was call me the day after the procedure and told me there was nothing they could do because i had multiple disc damage and i was too young! once again, i became hopeless! i am so young and i take so many pain pills that it just becomes a vicious cycle! the doctors have refferred me to a pain rehabilitation program where i stay for several weeks and they teach me how to live with chronic pain.. has anyone ever gone through this?? i just want to be able to wake up in the morning and not think about the pain and to have a fulfilled life! i am soo hopeless and nobody understands unless they have chronic pain that DOES NOT GO AWAY!! let me know what you guys think!
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