I have been dealing with chronic pain for the last two months. In the beginning I thought it was my kidney stones acting up and I even changed urologists to get a second opinion because my urologist told me there was nothing he could do for me. I went to a second urologists who of course wanted to run every test he could which is very expensive and he told me there was nothing he could to that it was probably a nerve given my symptoms and to see an Orthopaedic surgeon. I went to the Ortho doc and he did an xray in his office and told me that there was a problem with one of the discs in my lower back and gave me hydrocodone for pain, which doesn't stop the pain it just takes the edge off. He also did not tell me what number disc he was talking about. Then a week later my symptoms are still the same and he had me go for an MRI. The MRI came back and he said he saw NO significant injuries or problems in my back. WHY WAS THERE A PROBLEM A WEEK AGO AND NOW THERE IS NOTHING AND I STILL HAVE PAIN. I then asked his nurse if they could refill my hydrocodone and she said no and gave me flexeril and ibuprofen and ultram. None of this helps either. She also told me that it was probably a sprain and there was nothing else they could do for me but the could REFER me to someone else. I HAVE BEEN TO FIVE DIFFERENT DOCTORS IN TWO MONTHS AND ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS REFER ME TO SOMEONE ELSE. I figured the ortho was the end of the line and I was so excited to see a bad disc cause I knew it was finally the ANSWER I was looking for but apparently I was wrong. I have spent over $5000 in the last two months on xrays and copays and doctor's visits. I am at the end of my rope, still in a lot of pain and no one wants to help me. WHAT IS MY NEXT STEP. Sorry this was so long, but I would love to know what someone else has been through and if they were treated the same way. It seems like they are nice to you when you are writing them a check but the minute you walk out of their office they don't want anything else to do with you. I was just told if I wasn't better I would have to be referred. TO WHO??? I am so confused and aggravated at this point I could scream. The only person who has been willing to help with the pain is my regular physician who I've seen for 25 of my 34 years. SOMEONE PLEASE COMMENT and let me know what your ideas are and if there is anything else I can try. I am tired of being bounced around from Dr. to Dr.