I have had 2 neck surgeries on discs 3-4 and 5-6. I have a bone spur again in 5-6 which is severely effecting use of my left arm. I now have 3 herniated discs in my thoracic spine and a collapsed disc at L5 which is pinching the nerve. Can't believe this happened just from moving boxes and furniture. I have been told I am not a candidate for surgery. I was told I should resume my daily life. Pilates was also recommended. After seeing a Rheumatologist he recommended PT and a steroid shot for relief. PT hurt so bad I couldn't function. Walking and sitting were so painful all I did was cry. I had the steroid shot Thursday and am even worse. The numbness in my left leg and foot will not go away. I truly can not do anything. Just sitting here typing is difficult. I have been off on disability since May and fear I will not be able to work again. Sad because I only have a desk job. I am so depressed and struggle daily to remain positive. I don't understand how I am not a candidate for surgery. Resume my daily life? I desperately wish I could! Help please. I don't know what to do anymore.