My name is Matt and I am 26 living in British Columbia Canada. I suffered an l4 l5 disc herniation nearly 6 years ago, it started with horrible sciatica which lasted for about a year and a half. This suddenly left and the pain switched to my lower back where it has stayed until the current time.
I have had several MRI and CT scans, I have done physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, injections and constant stretching/core strengthening the entire time. I am at a loss on what to do.
I have had on going depression due to not being able to live a normal life and really just want the pain to go away now so I can live comfortably. I have been to see two neurosurgeons however they both told me that surgery wont help my back pain as it is only meant to relieve sciatica pain which I no longer have....This has never made sense to me considering the miracles surgeons can preform these days, yet they cannot fix me?
I am not sure what I am really looking for here, perhaps I just need to vent however I would love if anyone could give me any tips on treatments to pursue!
Thanks for listening,