Time and time again i have wondered that. I get the anti-immflamatories really I do. (They actaully do something to fix it) But the pain meds even though we can funtion on them sort of they do nothing but cover the pain up. Nothing to actaully fix the problem. I have sciata, stenois, DDD, Buldging disc, spondy patient and basically l1 til the end is messed up. Had a micro endoscopic disectomy in 2001 but messed things up again this year and have started on the roll so to speak with nerve blocks meds, ESI MRI ETC
Went to a neuro for a 2nd opinion and get this even though my spondy wasn't on any of the 20 or so MRI reports and it was on this one hthe neuro seems to think that it was a birth defect. The very end of the trail is the worst and the daily battle of working and raising a family bites at times. Just wonder sometimes since our medical system is so advanced why can't they find a good fix for these problems instead of dopping us?