Hi! I'm a young 47 year old who has lived with back pain since age 13! I've been to a chiropractor, orthopedic doctors, pain management doctors and neurosurgeon ! I have had 3 surgeries over past 10 years 2 laminectomies and low back fusion being the last! Since this surgery I can walk again but not w/o pain! My pain recently increased tenfold and my sciatic nerve has already been damaged but is now being pressed on by scar tissue from fusion! I'm have been out o work for about 2.5 months on disability b/c I can't walk w/o excruciating pain! My surgeon referred me to a pain mgmt doctor again but he has acted like a jerk and said there is 5 things we can do and u have tried all but one and that is to have a neurotransmitter trial inserted to stimulate the nerves from sending pain signals to brain! He said this is all there is to try if this doesn't work what am I gonna do b:c there is nothing else and all I do is lay in bed b/ c it's the only relief I get from the pain! If this works I will have it surgically implanted but will still be limited and at this point will not ever be able to work again so will stay on disability! I feel like a part of my life is over and feel useless I can't even load the dishwasher because I can't stoop w/o severe pain! I'm a at a loss to think about what I'm gonna do?!? I just wznt the pain gone but they aren't giving me any hope ! I have been to several doctors! The pain is from top of my lumbar the whole way down my left leg to toes and beginning down right buttox! I walk with a walker and am almost ready for a scooter! My nerves have already been permanently damaged and my foot just drops and have fallen and have incontinence from this! So that is my short version of this life long battle I have lived with and continue too! I've worked since I was 16 pushing myself till 2 months ago when I broke because 5 pain pills weren't helping and I couldn't do my job effectively and doc put me on disability! Now I have all this paper work stress to get done to apply for all the disability stuff now! Been to lawyer and now stressing over all the papers! I feel so alone in this but try to take it one day at a time!