Ok...I am a 33 year old male. I started having low back pain at age 16 for which i started chiropractic care and continued for about 10 years never seemed to help the pain problem i went in for so i got fed up and quit. Over the past few years my pain level increased significantly. I can't sit,stand, or lay down for very long. When i wake up in the morning i am so stiff i can't really bend and that can stick with me for up to 6 hours. I also did physical therapy, they told me they tried everything they could and to seek other treatment. My family dr sent me to pain management he did a steroid injection which helped for about 2 days. Then he tried a nerve block, i didn't get any relief from that. He then told me he didn't know what else to do for me and told me i may just have to take pills for pain the rest of my life and gave me vicodin. Not willing to exept that i saw my family dr again and she had blood work done and per one of the results sent me to a rheumatologist. He thought my syptoms sounded like ankylosing spondylitis and put me on prednisone for a week. Which didn't help so he said he didn't know what to do for me. Back to family dr and she sent me to see a neuro surgeon, He said i had quite a bit of arthritis in at least 3 joints that he could see in the mri said possible more. He said the arthritis was not off the charts but much more than he would like to see in somebody my age. He also said the only thing he could think of that may help was to do a fusion, but being at least 3 levels in a row he said he would not do it. That my other joints would wear out fast from taking the extra movement and strain if it was successful. Neuro then told me to try another round of facet injections and sent me to see a different pain dr. Which did the facet injection had pretty good relief for about 4 days. He then did rfa(radio frequency ablation) which i had no relief. Another dead end told me he didn't know what else he could do for me. I have been laid off since last october and am in to much pain to go back to work if they call me back. I don't know what else to do everything turns into a dead end for me. The last pain dr i saw said he would never increase the strength of my pain meds or change it to anything else. Which i only have vicodin which helps some but only for a couple hours and can only take 3 a day. I have a 17 month old son i can hardly play with because i hurt so bad all the time. Please comment any info or feedback you may have. Thank you and sorry this post is so long.