My husband has had ongoing lower back pain for over two years now. We've gone to many specialists, but no one seems to be able to come up with a diagnosis; they have established that it is not a skeletal issue, however.
Most days, his pain level is around a 5-- not completely debilitating, but always on his mind, for sure. We have seen back surgeons, pain management specialists, neurologists... last month, we went to the Mayo Clinic, thinking that they might be able to give him some relief, but to no avail.
The most frustrating part of this, at least from my perspective, has been the feeling of hopelessness that comes with no diagnosis. Do any of you have any suggestions for where we should turn to next? As of now, he is just taking Tramadol regularly and basically putting life on hold. We would love a "next step," but don't know where to go from here...