I have had chronic back pain for 5 years. I was diagnosed with 2 annular tears in my lumbar region. It feels like I have a wound that never healed and it constantly aches. It feels like it is hitting a nerve as sometimes my leg goes numb. I can actually take my finger and pin point my pain and it has always been in the same spot. I was told surgery was not an option and have been to mutiple doctors. I have been on pain management for 5 years because of this and am tired of being on medication. I wanted to see if anyone has any similar issues and any solutions. I am 37 years old with a 3 year old and I am afraid I will not be around for her with the meds I am on..I would appreciate any insight on this.