Hi - just writing to complain, maybe get a little sympathy. I am 45, hurt my back 3 years ago on a roller coaster. Today I saw my 4th surgeon, to get another opinion - I have chronic, debilitating low back pain - can't work, can't do much at all. However, the MRI shows only minimal damage at l4-l5 (a little bulge, a little tear, loss of height) - and the discogram was negative. Have had all sorts of medication/injections/therapies over the past 3 years.
Really - I have tried everything and nothing helps, and apparently, neither will surgery.
So - my future - the next 10 - 20 - 30 years - is pills and pain. My current meds are Lyrica and Oxycodeine. All the NSAID's - as much as I love them - make my hair fall out (I've lost about half).
I guess I'll feel better (in my head/spirit - certainly not in my back) tomorrow, but today - Today is very dark.