This story begins with 2 visits with a chiropractor and 2.5 years of hell. The chiropractor manipulated my spine 2 times and he ruptured my L5s1 and a tear in my L5L4.I would gladly have my old back. I had to spend a week in the hospital because it felt like someone was pouring liquid fire into my back.My best friend made the appointment for me saying "this guy will straighten out your back" We don't talk anymore,we were friend for 15 yrs.I am taking 40mg x2 oxcycodene a day,didn't need anything before my two visits with" DR.keveorkian".I was a Auxilliary Firefighter but had to resign due to SEVERE pain.Suicide,thought about it ! but my mom who is my angel it would have ruined this amazing women and I love life but this is a nightmare.I had a Mri they said this is what is going on and then I had a bi-lateral disketomy L5S1.I still have horrific pain,my Gp says I will have to live with it,this is not a good option.I live in Canada and are medical system and back surgery is not as good as the states,I have the money and I believe there is something that can be done but I just don't know which Doctor or hospital to go too in the USA.I really could you this forums great advice and I hope for better days. I am not looking for a wonder cure but I would like a second opinion with a really good Doctor.