I don't understand why it is so difficult for me to find a doctor willing to help alleviate some of my chronic back pain. I read about so many people who have doctors that prescribe them lifelong pain meds and I can't find one that doesn't tell me it is just something I have to live with. I have been living with chronic back pain for years now, including 2 ruptured discs and had a lamenectomy a couple years back but have permanent nerve damage of numbness and pain in my right ankle and foot. Sciatica still exists full force at times. I may be "young" and have 2 kids, but I still have to make a living running a c.store which if you know a thing about then you know it is strenuous and laboring work. Top that off with a 3 yr old and a 5 month old and yeah, it would be nice to find a doc who takes me seriously and will help with a script as needed. That's my rant, and if there is any advice out there that is beneficial please share. I am miserable physically which puts a strain on me cognitively.
L3L4, L4L5, L5S1 are my problems. Most recent MRI showed no pressure on nerve but have permanent numbness and pain in right leg and foot.