I personally thank you if you take the time out to read the following. I am in desperate need of help and need to know the steps to take.
About 2 years ago, in the middle of a basketball game, I jumped and when i landed, my back randomly started burning extremely bad. I hoped that it was merely a sprained/strained back, that would leave after resting and taking it easy. The pain was extremely bad as i said, and 24/7. Well Here i am two years later, still trying hard to endure this pain, and i am getting so tired. I was in college before all this occurred, and it forced me to drop out and give up my dreams.
I have taken steps to solve the issue, 5 months after the injury, i got an mri and x ray which showed no glaring problems. I have tried foam rolling, ice, heat and yoga, but the pain is still there. I am getting very depressed. How is one supposed to endure pain 24/7, and live a normal life? Yes i somehow manage to hold a minimum wage job, but this is not what i wanted. I would have graduated college by now, living a nice happy life.
Sorry for the negativity, but this is how i truly feel. What are my next steps to try and correct this pain? Is chiro recommended? Should i be seeing lots of spine specialists to see how to solve the issue. Another thing is how will i be able to afford alot of doctor visits? I've been saving a bit of money, but i would really hate for it to be blown all on doctor visits, and not be even a step closer to being pain free.
i feel a bit lost.