I have had low back pain since I was 16. When my son was born in 2005, he was caught on my hip which has given me SI problems ever since. The doctors said the joint was dislocated and sent me to PT which caused my low back to inflame badly. A MRI was done and I was told at the time not to expect any relief although I was not told why. I have been referred to psychologists and pain docs. I found out 2 years ago that it was degenerative disk disease. I was told at that time it was at a level 5, but to expect it to continue. Now, that same doctor has decided its because I am "grossly overweight". I am 5'7" and weight around 200 lbs, so no I am not very thin, but to loose the 90 pounds he told me to, I would look sick. Getting back to the point, the pain has been progressivley moving up into my thoratic and cervical areas, and much more numbness and tingling, with what feels like electroshock in the middle of the night. I have not slept a full night because if it, and the dr i was seeing told me yoga or spinal fusion were my options. Any advice would be great! Where do I go from here? How does a person get a dr to just listen?