Hi guys! I'm a 26 yo female that has had chronic, but tolerable back pain since I was 18. For the past 6-7 months however, it has become excruciating. I have seen an orthopedic surgeon (as I also have carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists), and his x-ray of my back showed a spina bifida occulta and degenerative disc disease. I then saw a neurologist, who performed an electromyography, and he concluded that I had multiple lumbar radiculopathies in my L5 and peripheral neuropathy as well. Not to mention, I also have fibromyalgia. I went for my first MRI this week, and all the results were normal. I have worked as a CNA in a nursing home, and had three children with epidurals, one of which produced severe spinal headaches, and my back has definitely been worse since then, but nothing like what I'm experiencing now. I am being seen at a pain clinic, where the doctor told me, before my MRI, which he won't see until next week, that he also thought I had lumbar radiculopathies and wants to do epidural steroid injections. I would like to know what other things could cause daily back pain of a level 7 on a 0-10 scale. I currently take the following medications: 7.5/325 Norco 4x daily, 400mg Neurontin 3x daily, Meloxicam 15 mg once daily, 60 mg Cymbalta once daily, 0.5 mg Xanax twice daily, 5 mg Ambien once daily. Can you guys help me figure out what is going on? Even with all this medication, my pain level is still normally at best a 5 1/2.