Hi, Im new to this site. I am up typing at 3:30am and cannot sleep. I have had chronic mid and lower back pain since my early 20's and just ignored it. Why? I really do not know. I went to an Ortho and had an MRI done. I have a few bulging discs and arthritis or "stenosis" in my lower back. She "Doc" said I should set up appointment with the pain clinic at a local hospital. I had injections to block the pain in order to see if it helped. I thought it did so ended up getting Rhazotomy (spelling??) Long story short is I have 2 left and 1 is in a few hours.
While this is a crap shoot, I then went to a friend of mine who is a chiropractor. He doesn't take my insurance but said he would treat me free except for the DRX9000 "spinal decompression." The cost is $6,900.00 for 25-35 sessions. He said he would treat me for $2900.00. Today was my first day and I'm sore and just confused. I am also prescribed pain med from the pain clinic. I really am just venting because the more I google and the more I look or ask, the more confused I get. Mattress, Ortho, Ice, Heat, DRX and physical therapy. I have tried and trying all of them. I'm just praying I get better. I am 46 and chase bad guys. I have been off work for over a week now and this whole thing is scaring me. I can chase an armed gunman in a dark alley but this scares me more.
Just venting and I realize nobody will have an answer and there is no magic bullet (no pun intended)