Hello, :H I am a 37 year old white male 5' 10" 203lbs. I have been haveing back problems for 13 yrs. The pain has gotten to the point of unbearable within the past year and half. I have had an M.R.I. and regular ex-rays. I have been diagnosed with sever degenerative disc disease and mild spinal stenosis. I have meet with one doctor a neurosurgeon he wants to a spinal fuion. I do not. So for now I am seeing a pain managment specialist. I have had three rounds of quartazone injections, that have not helped at all. He has put me on pain pills, Tramadol. Now I am schedualed the do a nerve burn procedure 11/17/08 in hopes to give me some pain relief. I have also seen a chiropractor as well. He wants me to do some decompretion table tratments, I dont now if it will do any good but I'll give it a shot. everone tells me I need surgery. Well I can not do surgery because I can not take that much time off work and still keep roof over my families head, but I'am to the point were it is getting hard to function with the pain. I'am at a loss I dont no what to do.