I've been lurking for quite some time, reading everything I can. I live in England and my son lives in Florida. He is 38, disabled, divorced and the main carer of his 2 little boys, 6 & 8. He is currently looking for a new doctor. He has had 3 different diagnoses, numerous MRIs, has tried ESIs, and other conservative methods to try and relieve his pain. He believes it may be time to see if surgery can help him.
You have all been a great help to us and didn't even know it! So a great big thank you to all of you! I'm sure you will be hearing more from me soon. I've tried to encourage my son to join but he has a rough time sitting in front of the computer. I think it would be so good for him to have friends that are also "Spineys" and can understand how he feels.