i have had chronic back pain for over 3 years and still the drs just seem to give me more pills to take and try . i have been told that my mri shows i have an abnormal disc betwwen T12 and L1 but becouse of my age (21) they wont risk surgery of any kind which is really frustrating as i know that something is definatly not right .i have the sensation of bones rubbing on each other and allways feel like i need to have spine streached out almost like i have a heavy weight on my head compressing my spine. i have stoped taking oxycodone for just under a year now and only tAke amitrityline and ibpropfen now which helps me sleep but i still feel uncomfortable an in pain all the time .i have forgotten what it feels like to not be in pain.
i would like to know if some1 has some advise on what i should do to convince the drs tht this needs further investigation and the problem fixed not just masking the pain with pills etc???????????????
also if anyone has ideas on what the actual problem may be?