Is there anyone out there like me? For over 30 years I have been told that nothing could be done for me, regarding my back pain. I recently went to the emergency room because I had shooting pain in my right leg and weakness. My left leg has been bad for several years, with weakness, dragging, pain all the way into my toes. After another MRI, I was again told that L1 through L5 are herniated, bulging, gone. I also have disks in my cervical that are herniated, etc. I have scoliosis. Again, was told that they are sorry but nothing can be done. My friends and family don't believe that nothing can be done for me and some have suggested pain management. Others have said, do not go to a pain management doctor, because you will turn into a drug addict. I have lived with this chronic pain for over 30 years and now need a cane, walker and wheelchair to ambulate. I am 49 years old. My family has had it with me. They think I am making the pain up. My husband is the only support I have and I am wearing him out. I have my first grandchild on the way and I am so depressed I cannnot get excited. I have tried all treatments. Steriod Shots, Chiropractors, physical therapy, drugs, massage, etc. I keep getting the same answer from numerous Orthopedic, Neurosugeons. Surgery for the stenosis is the only thing that has been suggested and that was this weekend. Has anyone else had to deal with this. Now I cannot work, walk, drive, or function as a human being. I use to ride motorcycles, fly planes, ride horses, photography, paint and now I cannot or do not want to do anything because I am consumed by pain 24/7. And then everyone wonders why I am depressed.